Question about Washing Machines
i stay in india.my w/machine is whirpool (whitemagic) model no F65. had got your outlook on an earlier problem with my machine. helped me to ask pertinent questions to my repair-guy. i think a new problem has arised. during the spin cycle when the spinning is done and it's winding down a noise has started to emanate from the machine. some sort of knocking sound. the sound is heard at the very ***(through the last 1/4 ) end of each individual round of spin.it isn't there when the spinning is on the rise. i hope this question makes sense to you. my machine is abt 1 1/2 yrs old with infrequent use.
As before I am not sure how your machine is built, but what you describe sounds like a problem with either the basket drive block or the brake system.
The basket is going to be mounted to the spin tube with some sort of aluminum adaptor and a nut, at least that's how most all our machines are made. Sometimes the drive block becomes unseated from the drive tube coming up from under the machine and will make a lot of noise when the brake applies at the end of the cycle. This is usually accompanied by the water not being spun out of the clothes as well as it should.
It may be the brake "jumping" when it applies to stop the basket.
What ever it is, it has something to do with the load being reversed when the spin stops. When the machine is spinning, the torque from the motor is transferred through the drive mechanism to turn the basket. When the motor shuts off, this torque is reversed as the momentum of the weight of the spinning load of clothes becomes the driving force and it is transferred back down through the machine until it stops.
Try turning the basket by hand in the direction of the spin and see if you can recreate the noise at at a slow enough speed to be able to pinpoint where it is coming from.
Posted on Sep 27, 2008
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