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tumblin'man

Member Since 07 Feb 2011
Offline Last Active Jul 08 2014 07:35 PM

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In Topic: Semi-logical question regarding Whirlpool Duet washer

17 January 2014 - 11:12 AM

Wow, what an awesome answer Mr. Samurai.  I think your video clip deserves an Oscar nomination, perhaps a new category like best Samurai short film with an injured Sumo washer in a supporting role.  Absolutely masterful.  Much appreciated.  Man, that makes sense too.

 

PS, I had an Asian customer recently refer to himself as the grasshopper and me as the master.  He had no idea how inaccurate that really was, but since I thought about the repair before I got there I looked good.


In Topic: I just installed a new transmission on a Maytag washerand now spin is noisy

18 December 2013 - 05:16 AM

I think I know what I did wrong.  This particular model washer has like a 6 inch diameter (and about 1 inch thick) removable disk at the bottom of the spin basket and below the agitator.  This disk is not shown on the parts diagram.  I installed a gasket (which came with the seal kit) between this disk and the hub, but I hadn't removed any gasket upon initial disassembly.  So now I think the extra thickness of this gasket is allowing too much play in the spin basket as it sits in the tub.  

 

I hope that this is it!


In Topic: Kenmore direct drive washer voltage drop puzzler

12 July 2013 - 04:28 PM

I just installed the replacement timer and the washer is spinning merrily.  Tonight I'm going to unseal the old timer and look inside and see what those spin contacts (#14) look like and also measure the resistance across those contacts.  Thanks Eric, Willie and Samurai.   :thanks:


In Topic: Kenmore direct drive washer voltage drop puzzler

09 July 2013 - 09:53 PM

Thanks Willie.  I thought that timer was sealed but wouldn't have bet the house on it.  


In Topic: Kenmore direct drive washer voltage drop puzzler

08 July 2013 - 12:13 PM

Thanks Willie and Samurai for you replies.  You're right, a new timer will last longer than a used timer.  Maybe I should  just order the new one.  

 

It's just that in the back of my mind, I'm thinking that despite the liberal return policy at repair clinic, I still would hate to buy electrical parts and then have to return them due to my improper diagnosis.  How many times can I do that before it's too many?  So the $27 spent for a chance to swap timers and see if that is indeed the problem seemed worth it to me.  

 

Wish I'd had the presence of mind to test timer contacts 14 at the time to see if they were opening and closing and if closing what the resistance was.  Next time I will measure this.  This timer seemed sealed, i.e. I couldn't peel off the cover to access the individual contacts.  

 

When I get home I like to take apart the bad parts and see what it is inside that is causing the problem.



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