There is a design on some Whirlpool/Kitchen-Aid/Kenmore washing machines called Direct Drive. This machine is a forward/reversing style of washer. The motor drives one direction to wash, stops, reverses and goes the other direction to spin and pump. The timer is responsible for cycling the motor back and forth.
As the “direct drive” name indicates, there is no belt on this machine. It has a coupler between the motor and the gear box. Most direct drive washers are a neutral drain washer, which means the timer allows the washer to pump out the water and then the timer pauses the washer so the neutral drive in the transmission can reset for spinning, and when the timer allows the washer to start back up again, the pumping will continue and spinning will occur.
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At the end of the contest we will compile all of the messages to the troops on our Repair Blog and send a copy of the links along with the care packages!
The contest runs from November 16 to December 17, 2007. The winners will be drawn randomly on December 20, 2007 at approx. 1pm PST in Van Nuys, CA. They will be notified by email to determine their prize choice and collect the necessary information for prize delivery and personal contact confirmation. One entry per valid email address or blog; Continental USA residents only. Appliance Parts Pros reserves the right to disqualify any posts that are considered off-topic, contains threats, inappropriate language or content. Read more
Every year thousands of holiday meals are needlessly stressful because of unidentified problems with the oven; from incorrect temperatures, to uneven cooking. Most common problems with an oven can be easily fixed by the owner at a minimal cost. Taking the time now for preventative maintenance can help ensure the only thing you have to worry about with holiday cooking is if you remembered the cranberry sauce!
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