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Scrubbing noise when washing, no noise spinning

Just replaced lid switch and its overheating!

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  • stillbill55 Feb 08, 2012

    A repairman replaced a magnetic lid switch to fix not spinning/washing problem. That's when the grinding when washing/agitating started. No grinding when spinning. I suspected he dropped something or bent something while looking at belt. He came back and said it must be motor. Its under warranty but I don't want to put machine through unneeded repairs.

  • stillbill55 Feb 08, 2012

    see above

  • stillbill55 Feb 10, 2012

    The repairman changed motor. Did not fix problem of scrubbing. Put a crowbar under unit and "adjusted" something. Also greased pulley. I assume transmission pulley. I was at dentist so relied on wife for info.

  • stillbill55 Feb 10, 2012

    But still scrubbing, not as loud.



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Dear Stillbill55,

Seems like thermostat, or timer. . . You said you have replaced a switch and now you have overheating too; have you checked tha the wiring is correct and not damaged?

I would consider pulling out the multimeter and take readings from the questionable components and see where you go. . . If you can supply me some of these reading details, I will be able to advise you more.

Yours sincerely


Posted on Feb 07, 2012


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