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Old 03-12-2017, 12:02 PM
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Default WM2050CW fails the spin test
Model Number: WM2050CW   Brand: -other-   Age: 5 - 10 years   

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Hi,

I've read a couple of posts here to suspect what's wrong, but wanted to confirm. My washer is currently having a hard time rotating. I have run the diagnostic and have observed that it does fine with the first test (tumble clockwise). However it fails the low & high spin. There, the LED reads numbers that quickly change anywhere from 30 to 150. I suspect that it's the rotor assembly & sensor switch, but would love to confirm my suspicion first.

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Old 03-16-2017, 10:06 AM
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Is there any noise in spin? Any wiggle in the basket its self compared to the outer tub. You need to know if the bearings are good. Does the motor action sound abnormal in spin? Sometimes is louder or pulsing sound... The least expensive part to try would be the Hall sensor that picks up motor speed and sends signal to control. You have to remove the rotor and stator to get to it. P#6501KW2002A.
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Is there any noise in spin? Any wiggle in the basket its self compared to the outer tub. You need to know if the bearings are good. Does the motor action sound abnormal in spin? Sometimes is louder or pulsing sound... The least expensive part to try would be the Hall sensor that picks up motor speed and sends signal to control. You have to remove the rotor and stator to get to it. P#6501KW2002A.
Things seem normal when testing #1. For #2 however, it does pulse and it grinds to a halt if there's a significant load in there. I'll try and grab a video tonight to illustrate what I'm seeing. Would that be more of an indication that the bearing is toasted?
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Here's the video of what it does:

https://youtu.be/HCfEZlV3pT4

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Is there any noise in spin? Any wiggle in the basket its self compared to the outer tub. You need to know if the bearings are good. Does the motor action sound abnormal in spin? Sometimes is louder or pulsing sound... The least expensive part to try would be the Hall sensor that picks up motor speed and sends signal to control. You have to remove the rotor and stator to get to it. P#6501KW2002A.
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