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Forum: Washer Repair Yesterday, 05:47 PM
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Posted By sidfink43
Noises are very difficult for us to diagnose from...

Noises are very difficult for us to diagnose from afar as we have to be there to hear the type and the location.

I suggest you take off the cabinet (there are videos on this site to show you how)...
Forum: Washer Repair 10-29-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 113
Posted By sidfink43
Not difficult and here is a link to the service...

Not difficult and here is a link to the service manual that will tellyou how to do it.

Also, check the door lock assembly, if the control unit thinks the door is not locked it will not operate the...
Forum: Washer Repair 10-29-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 122
Posted By sidfink43
If you are saying that the shaft is frozen then...

If you are saying that the shaft is frozen then it does sound like the transmission is jammed. I would take off the pump and motor and check to make sure the coupling is not jamming things.
Forum: Washer Repair 10-28-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 87
Posted By sidfink43
The advice we give in this situation is to...

The advice we give in this situation is to replace the machine. Bad rear bearings on these front loaders are the bane of their existence.

Blame Whirlpool (and Frigidaire and GE) for making these...
Forum: Washer Repair 10-28-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 79
Posted By sidfink43
Take the front panel off and operate the machine....

Take the front panel off and operate the machine. You should be able to tell if the leak is coming from an internal hose or from the center seal. If it is the center seal it will be time to retire...
Forum: Washer Repair 10-26-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 165
Posted By sidfink43
You don't say so explicitly but it sounds like...

You don't say so explicitly but it sounds like the machine will go through the agitation cycle so that problem is likely the transmission. Given its age I would say it's time to congratulate...
Forum: Washer Repair 10-26-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 228
Posted By sidfink43
Switch the connectors on the solenoid and see if...

Switch the connectors on the solenoid and see if when it calls for hot water you get cold. If so then this tells you current is getting to the valve assembly and the problem should be solved by...
Forum: Washer Repair 10-25-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 225
Posted By sidfink43
Didn't see the previous posts, the advice there...

Didn't see the previous posts, the advice there is correct.
Forum: Washer Repair 10-25-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 225
Posted By sidfink43
Take off the cabinet and by pass the lid switch...

Take off the cabinet and by pass the lid switch and put it in spin cycle. If the clutch housing is turning slowly it may be the transmission or it may be the brakes are dragging. If the clutch...
Forum: Washer Repair 10-25-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 93
Posted By sidfink43
I am fearful that the leak has let water into the...

I am fearful that the leak has let water into the mode shifter assembly in which case I think given your problem getting the nut off that a new machine is the best option here.

Sorry not to have a...
Forum: Washer Repair 10-25-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 151
Posted By sidfink43
Thanks, and good luck!

Thanks, and good luck!
Forum: Washer Repair 10-24-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 151
Posted By sidfink43
I cannot say this too strongly, do not make a...

I cannot say this too strongly, do not make a $500 investment in this machine.

For less money you can get a very good top loader, but if you need a front loader you can have a brand new one with a...
Forum: Washer Repair 10-24-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 96
Posted By sidfink43
The loud noise in the spin cycle was likely the...

The loud noise in the spin cycle was likely the failure of the bearing, which in this model means replacing the machine with a new one.

You should not be disappointed, these Neptunes were terrible...
Forum: Washer Repair 10-23-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 200
Posted By sidfink43
No, absolutely not. Just make sure the inside of...

No, absolutely not. Just make sure the inside of clutch housing is clean and dry and that when you put it back together the brake cam is in the proper spot.
Forum: Washer Repair 10-23-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 146
Posted By sidfink43
I assume the water drains in the spin cycle. If...

I assume the water drains in the spin cycle. If so, try changing out the clutching lining, this part here.

AP3094538
Forum: Washer Repair 10-23-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 200
Posted By sidfink43
If it is draining ok then the likely problem is...

If it is draining ok then the likely problem is that in a machine this old the clutch lining is worn out.

Here is the part

AP3094538

and there is a nice video that will show you how to change it...
Forum: Washer Repair 10-23-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 157
Posted By sidfink43
If you have a laundry sink next to your washer...

If you have a laundry sink next to your washer stick the drain hose in it and observe it will it is running. See if the water is coming out with force when it is in a drain cycle.

If not, try...
Forum: Washer Repair 10-23-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 118
Posted By sidfink43
Look inside the lower service panel and you...

Look inside the lower service panel and you should find some tech notes that will show you how to generate error codes using the flashing lights.

If you cannot generate the codes than the main...
Forum: Washer Repair 10-18-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 202
Posted By sidfink43
If this was not something you could fix by taking...

If this was not something you could fix by taking it apart, which you tried then I am going to say try to live with it. The replacement parts are very expensive and it is difficult to say which one...
Forum: Washer Repair 10-18-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 188
Posted By sidfink43
Okay it does sound like the door lock assembly is...

Okay it does sound like the door lock assembly is the problem, it should stay at 1500 ohms.

Try replacing the door lock assembly. That should fix it but if it does not then try replacing the main...
Forum: Washer Repair 10-17-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 129
Posted By sidfink43
Assuming this is a top loading Whirlpool sold...

Assuming this is a top loading Whirlpool sold under the Kenmore brand I think the most likely problem is the 'dogs'. Change them out and see if that doesn't fix things. One good thing, the dogs are...
Forum: Washer Repair 10-17-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 172
Posted By sidfink43
Sounds like the wiring to/from the lock assembly...

Sounds like the wiring to/from the lock assembly is being grounded in some place and causing too high an amperage to flow and that is burning out your door lock assembly.
Forum: Washer Repair 10-16-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 132
Posted By sidfink43
The first thing to do is to take off the cabinet...

The first thing to do is to take off the cabinet and check to see that nothing is caught between the tub and basket.

If that checks out, check your model number and repost. The model number you...
Forum: Washer Repair 10-16-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 222
Posted By sidfink43
Well before I read your last sentence I was going...

Well before I read your last sentence I was going to say the transmission was the culprit.

Glad you figured it out, sorry you have to get a new machine and thanks for posting, that will help others.
Forum: Washer Repair 10-15-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 514
Posted By sidfink43
Okay, given that it spins this suggests something...

Okay, given that it spins this suggests something is hung up in the transmission when it is on agitation cycle.
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