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Clothes are still soaking wet when load is finished.

When I put a load in, it goes through all the cycles just fine until the final fast spin. It doesn't do that any more. It just beeps that it's finished. Last night it was running fine, then this morning it won't do that final fast spin. My husband followed your directions and checked the pump and there was no debris clogging it. What do we do next??? Please help.

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  • jordanawells Sep 26, 2008

    There are no error codes as I do not have the LED read out. But when checking the drain pump for debris we found the paper work and spec sheets on our machine. We went the diagnostic phase and got the code 43. according to the spec sheet this means we need a new "control board". I have since ordered the part and my hubby is willing to put in himself. Would you please send me step-by-step on how to do that? Thank you so much.

  • jordanawells Sep 30, 2008

    Thank you so much for the help. The Model # is 417.44152400 the new control board should be here any day.

    Thanks again.

  • jordanawells Oct 03, 2008

    Okay new control board came in and hubby installed and the machine does the same thing !!! What now?? Getting deserate!

  • jordanawells Nov 20, 2008

    I ended up replacing the whole machine, but I still have the other washer in the garage. How do I replace the "motor speed control"? Where would that be located? If I can fix it I would give it to my daughter's family. Your help would be appreciated.

  • Jeff Rockwell
    Jeff Rockwell May 11, 2010

    Sure. Just send me your COMPLETE model number (located around the door opening) so that I may confirm what features you have and how the washer is constructed. I would be glad to assist. Waiting to hear back from you...

  • Jeff Rockwell
    Jeff Rockwell May 11, 2010

    Are there any error codes displayed on the operator console? Have you attempted to unplug the washer for at LEAST 30 minutes to reset the Central Control Unit (CCU)?



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Have you tryed replaceing the motor speed control. That is also what makes the machine spin.

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  • Justin Duby
    Justin Duby Nov 20, 2008

    i did some research and before you replace the speed control replace the door switch. This also makes the machine not spin. I have replaced about 6 in the last month. and if that doesnt fix it its the speed control. The door switch is cheaper and there is no way to test it so just replace it first. it should fix it.



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