Jump to content

Learn appliance repair at the Samurai Tech Academy.  Learn more.  Earn more.

Parts Search
Site Search

FAQs | Store | Memberships | Repair Videos | Academy | Newsletter | Beer Fund | Contact

Welcome to Appliantology.org, the Web's Premiere Appliance Repair Resource!

The world-famous Samurai Appliance Repair Forums

To get started, click here.

Already a member of Appliantology? Just sign in with your username and password in the upper right-hand corner of the screen.



Member Since 17 Oct 2012
Offline Last Active Today, 06:10 PM

#294835 Old Skol Whirlpool LAF5500W1 washer rebuild

Posted by fairbank56 on 29 May 2014 - 06:48 AM

  To replace the belt, you must also remove the three baseplate to transmission supports. The procedure of pulling the spin cam bar and lowering the clutch shaft to gain clearance over the clutch shaft as suggested is one of two methods for belt replacement. I have the belt replacement instructions if you need them. Is the belt in bad shape?



#294830 GE WPRB8050D1WW, fills, agitates, won't spin and drain...

Posted by fairbank56 on 29 May 2014 - 06:14 AM

 How can I get a wiring diagram for this machine



The mini manual with wiring diagram is available here but you will have to upgrade to apprentice to be able to download it. It does not contain a schematic for the control board and you will never find one for that.



#294249 GE WJRR4170E4WW Won't spin -- will agitate

Posted by fairbank56 on 21 May 2014 - 04:10 PM

With the belt off the transmission, how hard should it be to spin the tub?  As I spin it sounds like something is rotating or sliding across another surface, louder but similar to when you press your knuckles in paper and drag them.  


  You can't spin the tub, you have to rotate the pulley in order for the brake to release properly. It should be relatively easy to rotate but you must keep it going by hand or else the brake will immediately re-apply. As you rotate the pulley, the dogs on the cam should rotate towards the dogs on the brake hub causing the brake hub to lift up from the cam (gap should open between the two) which lifts the brake drum to release the brake. One common problem here is the grease drying up in this mechanism. The top of the cam and bottom of the brake hub have tapered grooves in them with ball bearings in them. As the cam rotates, the balls ride in the tapered grooves to the shallow part of the grooves so that the balls lift the brake hub upwards. If the grease dries up and/or if it's dirty/gummy in there, the balls won't move and the brake won't fully release.





#293151 Whirlpool LA5668XSW2 washer doesn't drain after wash cycle

Posted by fairbank56 on 08 May 2014 - 09:48 PM

  Sounds like a faulty timer to me. You said it did drain and spin which means the lid switch is working. Also, if lid switch was bad, the timer would not continue to advance after the wash cycle stops.




Part number: AP3099903

Part number: AP3099903

#291676 Kitchen aid washer model Kaws700jq3

Posted by fairbank56 on 24 April 2014 - 07:22 PM

  If the lower agitator is only being driven in one direction, the transmission is bad.




Part number: AP3096209

Part number: AP3096209

#291671 May tag modular washer lid lock error

Posted by fairbank56 on 24 April 2014 - 07:17 PM

  FYI, the shift actuator is a high failure item in these washers and can test good yet still be faulty. The symptoms you have are common for a faulty shift actuator.



#291667 Kenmore 110.88752796 Replaced transmission now spin is STRANGE!

Posted by fairbank56 on 24 April 2014 - 07:05 PM

OH NO! forgive my ignorance here... Can you explain to me how the direct drive whirlpool/Kenmore can go into drain, pause then spin?

  The transmission has a neutral drain mechanism. During the first few seconds of agitation mode, the mechanism gets "set". After agitation stops, motor starts again in reverse direction causing pump to discharge water from tub. A latch engages a cam in the neutral drain mechanism preventing the spin pawl from engaging the spin gear. After 2 minutes of draining, the motor stops causing the latch to disengage the cam allowing the spin pawl to engage the spin gear when motor starts again. Pump continues to drain.


  The first direct drive models (1980-1985) were direct to spin. All models after 1985 are neutral drain type. Yours is an 06 model.



#291568 Kenmore 110.88752796 Replaced transmission now spin is STRANGE!

Posted by fairbank56 on 23 April 2014 - 09:11 PM

  Normal operation. Washer should drain for a full 2 minutes without spinning, then motor pauses and starts again at which point it will spin while continuing to drain. If motor doesn't pause to shift transmission out of neutral, timer is bad. You are pausing the motor by opening the lid.



#291356 won't spin all water out kenmore series 800 model #110.29822801

Posted by fairbank56 on 21 April 2014 - 01:08 PM

  Classic faulty temp switch symptoms. Open control panel, disconnect pressure hose from temp switch and blow into hose to make sure its clear. Reattach hose and try washer. If ok, go with it, if not replace switch. Complain to Sears and/or Whirlpool, you might get compensation as these switch failures are very common. The faulty switch causes washer to add water at end of spin cycle which is why your clothes are wet. Spin is probably fine.




Part number: AP4459660

Part number: AP4459660

#290978 Kitchen aid washing machine KAWS750JQ4 stops during wash cycle

Posted by fairbank56 on 16 April 2014 - 05:31 PM

  I agree on lid switch. Lid switch affects drain/spin but does not affect fill or agitation (on this model).




Part number: AP3100003

Part number: AP3100003

#290720 Kenmore washer mod 110.23832100 fills, agitates for short period then drains...

Posted by fairbank56 on 13 April 2014 - 08:11 AM

  On large load size, does it continue agitating when it begins draining out? Or does motor stop and start again in opposite direction when it drains? If it continues agitating, then it's siphoning. It may not start siphoning until agitator and drain pump starts stirring up the water. If it stops agitating, then motor starts again and drains only, then the timer is faulty. A faulty pressure switch could cause it to stop agitating but would not cause it to start draining. Sounds to me like it's a siphoning problem but doesn't start siphoning until it begins agitation. The action of the pump running and agitator moving the water around causes it to start siphoning. Check drain hose configuration.



#290588 Whirlpool Duet Dryer WED9270XW1

Posted by fairbank56 on 11 April 2014 - 09:32 AM

Before I left I watched the lady push a button on a gigi that was jutting out from the top left side of the control panel.   It was not connected to the main control dial.   I did not know what it was, never saw this mechanism before.   lady called it the steam button.   I was hoping some one could shed some light, what it is & functionality.    I will look at a parts diagram at APP or SEARS to shed some light.   I did  not get a good look at it  because the dryer was sitting on top of a washer which put it well above my eyesite.


  I see what looks like a button on left side of panel in the photo in this link. No mention of it in parts manual or operators manual. Parts manual does show a hole in panel in that area but no button or device behind hole. Interesting.



#290526 Whirlpool Duet Dryer WED9270XW1

Posted by fairbank56 on 10 April 2014 - 07:08 PM

  What steam button? The steam function is one of the cycles on the control knob. If you use a steam cycle, a small amount of water is sprayed into the drum after several minutes of tumbling with heat.



#289912 Whirlpool washer model# WTW57ESVWO

Posted by fairbank56 on 04 April 2014 - 08:00 AM

  I think applianceman97 hit the nail on the head or the machine may have a faulty water flow sensor. When you open the lid on this model, you kill power to everything including the load sense switch. This switch has a circuit board inside of it that monitors water level (pressure sensor) and water flow via the flow sensor. If you open the lid during fill, you are  resetting the load sense board.



#289397 GE Washer WBSR3140D0WW Slow to No Spin

Posted by fairbank56 on 29 March 2014 - 06:59 AM

  Rotate the motor pulley by hand in spin direction. This should release the brake and allow the transmission housing and basket to rotate fairly easily. Use two hands to keep pulley rotating as soon as you release it, brakes will stop the transmission. If it is difficult to rotate by hand, could be clothing between tubs, tub bearing seizing, lower transmission bearing seizing or brake mechanism failing. If it rotates easily, then could be motor, capacitor, speed select relay...etc. Need to check voltages at motor while running in spin to diagnose.



FAQs | Store | Memberships | Repair Videos | Academy | Newsletter | Beer Fund | Contact

Use the Appliantology Parts Finder to Get What You Need!
Enter a model number, part number, type of appliance, brand, or even a part description.
365-day return policy on all parts purchased here, even electrical parts that have been installed!

Your Sometimes-Lucid Host:
Samurai Appliance Repair Man
"If I can't help you fix your appliance and make you 100% satisfied, I will come to your home and slice open my belly,
spilling my steaming entrails onto your floor."

The Appliance Guru | Master Samurai Tech

Real Time Analytics