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Forum: Washer Repair 11-20-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By sidfink43
No, replacing the rear bearing would not be that...

No, replacing the rear bearing would not be that much, but it could be in the $400 to $500 range and then you would have a lot of money in an older washer.

If you do not need a front loader my...
Forum: Washer Repair 11-19-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 130
Posted By sidfink43
Take off the back and check the support structure...

Take off the back and check the support structure for a crack or a break. If that is okay then it may be the rear bearing is failing in which case the cost of the repair means a new machine is in...
Forum: Washer Repair 11-17-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 182
Posted By sidfink43
correction, L-78. Check to make sure that is for...

correction, L-78. Check to make sure that is for the Duet Sport which is what I think you have.
Forum: Washer Repair 11-17-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 182
Posted By sidfink43
Do a search for Whirlpool manual L-68 which is...

Do a search for Whirlpool manual L-68 which is for an earlier version of your machine. You should be able to download it for free or for a nominal cost. I don't know if there is a service manual...
Forum: Washer Repair 11-17-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 182
Posted By sidfink43
Right, use the meter to make certain current is...

Right, use the meter to make certain current is getting to the washer and then you will use it to check the MCU.
Forum: Washer Repair 11-17-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 128
Posted By sidfink43
This machine has a brake which engages during...

This machine has a brake which engages during agitation to stop the tub from spinning while in agitation mode. It sounds like the brakes are hung up and not working.
Forum: Washer Repair 11-17-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 133
Posted By sidfink43
My prejudice is strongly against the models. ...

My prejudice is strongly against the models. Electronic controls like the one on your machine hate vibration, moisture and heat. Electronic controls on washers have . . .

I suggest you treat...
Forum: Washer Repair 11-17-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 135
Posted By sidfink43
I don't know that you can. Here is the diagram...

I don't know that you can. Here is the diagram of your model.

Parts for Whirlpool WFW8300SW05: Control Panel Parts - AppliancePartsPros.com...
Forum: Washer Repair 11-17-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 182
Posted By sidfink43
Sounds like the main control unit is blown, which...

Sounds like the main control unit is blown, which shouldn't happen but . . .

Use a meter to check that you have current. Then try changing it out. If you buy from this site and that is not the...
Forum: Washer Repair 11-17-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 115
Posted By sidfink43
The PA means that the control unit went through a...

The PA means that the control unit went through a diagnostic process and did not find or generate any error codes.

Your problem is symptomatic of problems with the models with electronic controls,...
Forum: Washer Repair 11-14-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 167
Posted By sidfink43
Take off the cabinet and see if there isn't a...

Take off the cabinet and see if there isn't a break in the support structure. If you cannot see anything operate it with the cabinet off and the problem should be apparent.

If it is a structural...
Forum: Washer Repair 11-13-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 158
Posted By sidfink43
The first thing you want to check is the pump, it...

The first thing you want to check is the pump, it might be jammed in a way that allows it to turn only in one direction. Then check the coupling.

If these are not the problem the transmission may...
Forum: Washer Repair 11-13-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 129
Posted By sidfink43
Operate it with the front panel off. You can...

Operate it with the front panel off. You can take the front panel off by inserting a flat blade screw driver or stiff putty knife in the gap between the top and front near the edges to release clips...
Forum: Washer Repair 11-13-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 113
Posted By sidfink43
See if you can find the tech notes which are...

See if you can find the tech notes which are under the top cover or inside the lower service panel. They will show you how to do some testing and diagnostic work.

This is probably not the main...
Forum: Washer Repair 11-10-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 167
Posted By sidfink43
This model is showing that it uses agitator dogs....

This model is showing that it uses agitator dogs. Here is the kit

AP3138838

See if that doesn't fix things. And note the nice video APP has prepared.
Forum: Washer Repair 11-09-2014, 05:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 238
Posted By sidfink43
Not sure if there is a definitive test but if the...

Not sure if there is a definitive test but if the motor is turning and the transmission pulley is free then it would seem the clutch is the likely suspect.
Forum: Washer Repair 11-08-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 238
Posted By sidfink43
I think the clutch assembly is the problem, but...

I think the clutch assembly is the problem, but it is an expensive part. If you buy it from this site and it does not fix the problem you can return it.
Forum: Washer Repair 11-08-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 246
Posted By sidfink43
The bearing is a problem that usually impacts the...

The bearing is a problem that usually impacts the spin cycle. If there is an intermittent noise it could be something in the drive shaft, but I expect that you will hear the noise coming from the...
Forum: Washer Repair 11-07-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 246
Posted By sidfink43
Operate it with the cabinet off and listen for...

Operate it with the cabinet off and listen for the noise in the transmission.
Forum: Washer Repair 11-07-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 176
Posted By sidfink43
There could be a problem with the motor/inverter...

There could be a problem with the motor/inverter assembly but change out the fuse again. If it still blows you may have to change out the motor/inverter just to see if that fixes things. If you buy...
Forum: Washer Repair 11-07-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 149
Posted By sidfink43
See if this link to a service manual is the one...

See if this link to a service manual is the one for your model.

http://www.emaservicetips.com/pdfs/490_3cuftHorizontalAxisWasherSM.pdf
Forum: Washer Repair 11-06-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 191
Posted By sidfink43
If power is getting to the valve assembly then...

If power is getting to the valve assembly then either the valve assembly is broken or there is no water coming in from the hoses. Assuming you have checked the hoses, what I do in this situation is...
Forum: Washer Repair 11-06-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 178
Posted By sidfink43
Unfortunately with Duets the standard repair...

Unfortunately with Duets the standard repair practice, even for Whirlpool techs is to replace on a trial and error basis.

It may be the control unit, but I would start by replacing the pressure...
Forum: Washer Repair 11-03-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 238
Posted By sidfink43
People like me strongly dislike all front loaders...

People like me strongly dislike all front loaders because

1. The weight is perpendicular to the axis, so there is a large number of failures of a structural nature or a rear bearing failure. If...
Forum: Washer Repair 11-03-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 238
Posted By sidfink43
Sounds good, let us know how it turns out. Don't...

Sounds good, let us know how it turns out. Don't feel bad if you replace it, you have already gotten more use out of this model than 95% of those who purchased it.
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