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WSM2700DAWWW will not spin

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the machine agitates ok but when it goes into spin the drum does not spin which caused the house to fill with black smoke while the belt melted against the motor pulley. I purchased a new belt and found that if i tensioned the tensioner or spun the transmission by hand it would spin. The drum seems to spin ok if i rotate it by hand. While looking at a parts diagram i could not find a clutch or anything else. Only a complete transmission. Machine has a 2/06 code. Thanks

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... machine agitates ok

... spun the transmission by hand it would spin.

... The drum seems to spin ok if i rotate it by hand.

... belt melted against the motor pulley.

1) Motor works

2) Transmission not locked up

3) Tub turns OK ?

4) what's not moving ?

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Top load Frigidaire built stack unit.

Just because you can turn the tub by hand doesn't mean it's OK, the lower one way bearing could be bad and locking up or the tub seal could be bad which would cause the upper spin bushing to gum up.

Do you see any signs of splatter inside the washer body at just the level of the bottom of the wash tub? If not then the seal and upper bushing is probably OK.

The belt is the clutch, (you have to use the correct OEM belt not just a regular auto/rubber belt of the same length). The belt is cloth covered and designed to slip until the tub is up to full speed. If the lower one way bearing is going bad and causing too much resistance to turning it will spin the motor pulley in one spot on the belt and burn the belt up.

You could also have an item of clothing that has got between the spin basket and outer tub that is causing it to not spin freely.

Turning by hand and the tub turns is not a good test unless you are experienced enough to know how one that is spinning correctly feels.

Your statement about it spinning OK if you put more tension on the tensioner leads me to believe that the transmission is binding up in some manner causing your problem. If the lower one-way bearing on the transmission is bad you have to replace the complete transmission, no parts are available to repair the transmission.

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thanks for your response. The tub spins counterclockwise will not spin clockwise. Sounds like I may be buying a transmission. I am sure that a "Fermented Grand Master" such as yourself can direct me to parts and a repair manual. May your hops grow strong and plentiful.

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That's what it is suppose to do, only turn free in one direction and lock in the other.

The lower one-way bearing can still be bad and causing it to drag or the upper bushing is gummed up or your have an article of clothing stuck between the spin basket and outer tub. It doesn't take much to hold the tub from spinning when it first starts the spin cycle.

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Thanks Willie. Where can I get a repair manual. It seems a bit diffficult to get the tub out with it being a stacked unit. I hope there is my wife's bra stuck in the tub so I can blame her !!!!!!!!!!!

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That's one thing I forgot to mention, the possibility of a bra underwire or nail sticking thru one of the basket holes and dragging against the outer tub, (I've seen bottoms cut out of the tub from a nail scribing a circle all the way around the bottom of the tub).

With a glove or rag in your hand run it around in the tub and see if you catch on anything maybe stuck in any of the holes and when you take the front off you can take a strong drop light and shine it down from inside the tub and look around underneath and around the sides for any shadows of anything stuck between the two tubs.

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Will do. I paid to be an apprentice so now I need to download the manual. I got the manual. Thanks.

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I got the transmission out not much of a job. Now is there anyway to check it ? The bottom shaft spins counterclockwise locks if you try to turn clockwise. Is there a viscus coupling in the trans that could be bad ? I would like to know how it works. Also I found two of the legs cracked at the spot welds. thanks again.

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The two legs cracked at the spot welds is what was causing your problem, your old transmission, upper bushing and lower one-way bearing are most likely all OK.

When the spot welds break it puts things in a bind and will cause to much resistance for the clutching belt to get it turning and burns up the belt.

If you have it all apart you maybe able to repair it by using sheet metal screws or bolts where the spot welds are broken, (I've been successful in repairing one that way without even tearing the machine down. I was able to block things up and clamp the base back into position, drill thru the spot weld and used sheet metal screws to reattach. Lucky it was a front leg and easy to get to).

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