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Whirlpool Washer 7MTAWS800 tub spins while draining


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On my old whirlpool diect drive coupler washer, I have a problem I can't figure out. After the pause from agitating and it starts to drain, it immediately starts spinning while draining. If I hold the tub at the start, it drains normally but when i let it go, it starts spinning. If i hold the tub more than 2 minutes or so, I think I smell a burning odor. I've swapped out the complete transmission and the timer with known good ones from my other machine and the same thing happens. The only thing left that I can think of is the brake but I'm not sure how that is supposed to work. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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The neutral drain in both transmissions are bad,  the older direct drives didn’t have a neutral drain but whirlpool discovered they could cheapen the clutch by pumping all the water out before starting the spin.  It will work fine ( better in my opinion) doing the swirl away drain but the cheaper 3 pad clutch will wear out a little quicker. 

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Thank you for your reply. With this washer, I only do about 3 loads per week. If I understand you correctly, I should just leave it like it is? BTW. it does have the 5 pad clutch. 

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if it were me I would , cause if it has the 5 pad clutch you will be fine. to me, it does a better job with a swirl away drain.

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