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Forum: Washer Repair Yesterday, 06:02 PM
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Posted By sidfink43
It sounds like the timer is not pausing the drain...

It sounds like the timer is not pausing the drain to allow the transmission to shift into neutral.

I would try replacing the timer, and since it is fairly expensive if you buy from this site and the...
Forum: Washer Repair Yesterday, 06:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 161
Posted By sidfink43
This model is probably a strong candidate for the...

This model is probably a strong candidate for the worst machine ever made. In human years it is 150 years old. It should have failed years ago. I strongly suggest you have a short congratulatory...
Forum: Washer Repair Yesterday, 05:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 101
Posted By sidfink43
A good set of torx bits should provide you with...

A good set of torx bits should provide you with the right size. The size is fairly common and usually comes in even inexpensive tool sets.
Forum: Washer Repair Yesterday, 05:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,953
Posted By sidfink43
I am guessing there is something jammed in the...

I am guessing there is something jammed in the transmission in which case given the age of the machine I think it is time to think replacement. You probably got much more than average life from this...
Forum: Washer Repair Yesterday, 05:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,953
Posted By sidfink43
This appears to have been a design flaw with...

This appears to have been a design flaw with these models, glad you can repair it and keep it going.
Forum: Washer Repair 07-27-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 205
Posted By sidfink43
Yes, normally the machine would drain if the...

Yes, normally the machine would drain if the coupler is broken, but if the pieces are wedged into the connection they could be stopping the motor from turning.

The problem could also be in your...
Forum: Washer Repair 07-26-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 227
Posted By sidfink43
Yes, that should be the part. It is an expensive...

Yes, that should be the part. It is an expensive part so if you buy from this site and that does not fix the problem you can return it.

Good luck
Forum: Washer Repair 07-26-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 143
Posted By sidfink43
Inside the lower service panel are tech notes...

Inside the lower service panel are tech notes that will tell you how to check out some of the components. Focus on the speed control board, that is frequently the problem here if the door lock...
Forum: Washer Repair 07-26-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 181
Posted By sidfink43
Okay, since it will drain this means the pump and...

Okay, since it will drain this means the pump and hoses should be okay. And there is no clutch on these machines.

The typical problem with these models is slow spin due to failure of this part...
Forum: Washer Repair 07-26-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 87
Posted By sidfink43
I am assuming this is a top loading Whirlpool...

I am assuming this is a top loading Whirlpool made direct drive washer.

Take the cabinet off, by pass the lid switch and operate the machine. You should be able to see where it is leaking. This is...
Forum: Washer Repair 07-26-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 154
Posted By sidfink43
Okay, sounds like maybe the lid switch was a...

Okay, sounds like maybe the lid switch was a problem but your replacement fixed that.

What is probably happening here is that your timer is not pausing after the machine drains. These models have a...
Forum: Washer Repair 07-26-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 205
Posted By sidfink43
Capacitor's almost never fail, but if you have a...

Capacitor's almost never fail, but if you have a really good multi-meter you can check it. It is possible that your motor burned out, but these motors have overload protection so unless that failed...
Forum: Washer Repair 07-26-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 119
Posted By sidfink43
Operate it with the front cover off and see if...

Operate it with the front cover off and see if you can locate the source of the noise. Problems like this are almost impossible to diagnose remotely, we really have to be there. If you cannot fix...
Forum: Washer Repair 07-26-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 181
Posted By sidfink43
A washer will not get all the water out for one...

A washer will not get all the water out for one or ore of three reasons.

1. It is not spinning fast enough
2. The pump is broken
3. The drain lines from the tub to the pump, or the pump or the...
Forum: Washer Repair 07-24-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 255
Posted By sidfink43
Great, glad you persisted and got them to fix...

Great, glad you persisted and got them to fix it.

Thanks for the update.
Forum: Washer Repair 07-24-2014, 05:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 189
Posted By sidfink43
Great diagnosis, let us know how it turns out.

Great diagnosis, let us know how it turns out.
Forum: Washer Repair 07-23-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 189
Posted By sidfink43
Since the machine will function after you clear...

Since the machine will function after you clear the error code you are correct in suspecting the CCU.

It is an an expensive part so if you order from this site and change it out and it is not the...
Forum: Washer Repair 07-23-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 151
Posted By sidfink43
There are three potential causes 1. The washer...

There are three potential causes

1. The washer is not spinning fast enough.

2. The pump is partially broken

3. There is an obstruction in the drain from the tub to the pump, in the pump or in...
Forum: Washer Repair 07-22-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 146
Posted By sidfink43
I am assuming the machine goes through the wash...

I am assuming the machine goes through the wash cycle completely, fill, agitate, drain and spin. In that case the problem is likely with the timer. Replace it and see if that fixes things.
Forum: Washer Repair 07-22-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 107
Posted By sidfink43
It is almost impossible for us to diagnose a...

It is almost impossible for us to diagnose a noise problem like this without being there to hear it.

If it is truly bothersome then I would change out the valve assembly; otherwise if it is not...
Forum: Washer Repair 07-22-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 283
Posted By sidfink43
Okay, if you will take off the front panel which...

Okay, if you will take off the front panel which you can do by placing a thin flat head screw driver or putty knife in the gap between the top and front near the edges to release the clips that hold...
Forum: Washer Repair 07-21-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 113
Posted By sidfink43
It may be that there is leakage in the...

It may be that there is leakage in the detergent/softener drawer and also that some of the lines to the washer are clogged. Check that out first and if that is not the problem try changing out the...
Forum: Washer Repair 07-21-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 215
Posted By sidfink43
Normally this is a clutch problem. Here is the...

Normally this is a clutch problem. Here is the part and there is a video that will show you how to change it out. It is not a difficult task but it helps to have a helper and it will take some...
Forum: Washer Repair 07-21-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 227
Posted By sidfink43
Since it will spin out in other cycle that...

Since it will spin out in other cycle that suggests there is nothing mechanically wrong with the machine and that the timer is at fault.

Try changing it out, and if you buy from this site and that...
Forum: Washer Repair 07-20-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 178
Posted By sidfink43
By pass the lid switch and operate it with the...

By pass the lid switch and operate it with the cabinet off. See if the clutch is turning. If it is not, and I suspect it is not then the problem is likely in the transmission.

It could also be...
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