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Old 07-13-2012, 05:02 AM
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My waher comes to the end of the cycle and the clothes are still dripping wet. I ran it back through the spin cycle and found that the tub wasn't spinning. I took out all of the clothes and tried it again and sometimes it spun, other times it didn't. When I added clothes back into it while it was spinning, it slowed down as the weight got heavier. I was able to start the tub turning with my hand and it would engage and start to spin on it's own, although not very fast. I originally thought a slipping belt, until I looked and found that it didn't use a belt. From videos that I have watched, it seems to be acting like a slipping clutch, but I'm not sure. Can you help me?


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Old 07-13-2012, 12:08 PM
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Hi.

Most likely it is the clutch.

The clutch Part number: 285785

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Use the video clip for the instructions.

Thank you. Post the results.

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Old 07-17-2012, 09:51 AM
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Well I replaced the clutch assembly and everything worked great for the first few loads. Unfortunately the problem came back. I think it may be related to weight, as the first few loads were smaller and used less water. Again though, the bin just needed some help to get started. I pushed it into motion and it continued to spin on it's own and soon it got up to speed. Any suggestions on what this could be?
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Hi.

Make sure there is no oil or grease in the clutch and spin tube area.Use the breaks cleaner spray if you have one.

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