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Forum: Washer Repair Yesterday, 06:28 AM
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Posted By fairbank56
Pump is directly attached to one end of motor...

Pump is directly attached to one end of motor shaft. When motor is running in spin direction, pump is running in pumpout direction. Either the pump is faulty, drain hoses are clogged or clothing is...
Forum: Washer Repair 04-16-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 129
Posted By fairbank56
Check the lid hinge screws on the left side. They...

Check the lid hinge screws on the left side. They can come loose and prevent the hinge from activating the lid switch. If there is now no noise at all from the motor, the problem is not the...
Forum: Washer Repair 04-15-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 315
Posted By fairbank56
The 6 flash error means locked rotor, which...

The 6 flash error means locked rotor, which simply means the motor did not run when it was supposed to, not necessarily that the motor is faulty. You would get a 7 flash code for a lid switch that...
Forum: Washer Repair 04-15-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 315
Posted By fairbank56
The lid switch on this model is of the magnetic...

The lid switch on this model is of the magnetic type. Leaning on it doesn't normally do anything to it but if it is sticking, it may cause it to release. The main control board does not monitor the...
Forum: Washer Repair 04-15-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 315
Posted By fairbank56
Might be an intermittent lid switch....

Might be an intermittent lid switch. Unfortunately, most appliance techs don't know how to do electrical troubleshooting very well, if at all, not to mention that intermittent electrical problems can...
Forum: Washer Repair 04-15-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 118
Posted By fairbank56
Are you saying that the tub spins when in...

Are you saying that the tub spins when in agitation cycle? Or motor is running, but no agitation or spin until timer gets to spin cycle? The motor does not run back and forth to produce agitation....
Forum: Washer Repair 04-14-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 221
Posted By fairbank56
The bearing is about $10. Here is a link to it. ...

The bearing is about $10. Here is a link to it.

6205-2RS-1 Special Size Ball Bearing 1 inch x 52 x 15 mm (http://bearingsdirect.com/6205-2RS-1-Special-Size-Ball-Bearing-1-inch-x52x15-mm.html)

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Forum: Washer Repair 04-14-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 183
Posted By fairbank56
Temporarily bypass the lid switch so you can see...

Temporarily bypass the lid switch so you can see the lower agitator. The washer will agitate without water if you set dial to last 2 minutes of agitation cycle (just before drain) in the heavy duty...
Forum: Washer Repair 04-14-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 221
Posted By fairbank56
It was manufactured in July of 1999. If you want...

It was manufactured in July of 1999. If you want to tear the machine down to get the transmission out, I can provide more detailed information on replacing that bearing.

Eric
Forum: Washer Repair 04-14-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 246
Posted By fairbank56
Ok, that is normal for the upper agitator. It is...

Ok, that is normal for the upper agitator. It is only driven in the clockwise direction so if you can freely rotate it clockwise but not counterclockwise, then it's ok. I would check the motor...
Forum: Washer Repair 04-14-2014, 05:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 221
Posted By fairbank56
There should not be any water leaking from the...

There should not be any water leaking from the tub. That water will go right into the lower transmission bearing and is probably why the transmission is getting hot. You can check the top of the...
Forum: Washer Repair 04-14-2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 183
Posted By fairbank56
Does the lower agitator only go in one direction...

Does the lower agitator only go in one direction during agitation cycle? If so, then the transmission is bad. The only decent top loader today are the Speed Queen models. They run around $800-$900...
Forum: Dryer Repair 04-13-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 247
Posted By fairbank56
If timer advances normally during the cycle but...

If timer advances normally during the cycle but won't advance enough to shut the dryer off at end of cycle, then yes, the problem is most likely the timer.

Whirlpool 8299778 Timer -...
Forum: Washer Repair 04-13-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 246
Posted By fairbank56
If it's just the upper agitator (auger) that...

If it's just the upper agitator (auger) that doesn't move, then you most likely need new dogs for it.

Whirlpool 80040 Agitator Dogs - AppliancePartsPros.com...
Forum: Washer Repair 04-12-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 486
Posted By fairbank56
You should not be reading voltage to ground or...

You should not be reading voltage to ground or neutral from motor connector white or white/black wires. I can't say with any certainty if your timer is bad or not based on the readings you are...
Forum: Dryer Repair 04-11-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 681
Posted By fairbank56
I provided the link in post number 10.

I provided the link in post number 10.
Forum: Washer Repair 04-11-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 486
Posted By fairbank56
Sounds like your receptacle is wired reverse...

Sounds like your receptacle is wired reverse polarity. Makes no difference to the washer as it would still work normally but you need to fix that receptacle wiring before continuing.

Eric
Forum: Dryer Repair 04-11-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 681
Posted By fairbank56
Then your gas valves are not working. If the...

Then your gas valves are not working. If the coils are good, flame sensor is opening, then I would replace the valve assembly.

Eric
Forum: Washer Repair 04-11-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 486
Posted By fairbank56
Ok, nothing fancy, just the standard Whirlpool 2...

Ok, nothing fancy, just the standard Whirlpool 2 speed motor no frills wiring diagram. If, when set to operate in spin, you are truely reading 120vac to ground at white wire or white/black wire motor...
Forum: Washer Repair 04-10-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 247
Posted By fairbank56
You were reading about a model with a different...

You were reading about a model with a different drive train altogether. Your model does not have a tub bearing. The noise may be coming from your faulty transmission. Might recognize it if you post...
Forum: Dryer Repair 04-10-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 290
Posted By fairbank56
In that case, you have a faulty timer. ...

In that case, you have a faulty timer.

Whirlpool 31001513 Timer - AppliancePartsPros.com (http://www.appliancepartspros.com/whirlpool-timer-120v-60hz-31001513-ap4038985.html)

Eric
Forum: Dryer Repair 04-10-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 290
Posted By fairbank56
Are you saying that the timer does advance when...

Are you saying that the timer does advance when in a timed dry cycle? Just doesn't advance in auto dry cycles?

Eric
Forum: Dryer Repair 04-10-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 219
Posted By fairbank56
Could be a faulty temp switch. This switch...

Could be a faulty temp switch. This switch operates the thermostat bias heater but also has contacts that power the burner (including igniter). This is the two wires between switch pins 1 and 4 (red...
Forum: Dryer Repair 04-10-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 681
Posted By fairbank56
It is possible that the gas valve is bad. You...

It is possible that the gas valve is bad. You should hear a click at gas valve when dryer is first turned on. That is the primary valve solenoid kicking in. When the flame sensor opens due to heat...
Forum: Washer Repair 04-10-2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 247
Posted By fairbank56
If the washer is otherwise in good shape, it is...

If the washer is otherwise in good shape, it is well worth repairing versus buying the new junk they are selling today. You can replace the transmission or open it up to find the problem. Probably...
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