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Washer spin when in wash cycle

After a couple of mns after starting a program (full or empty of clothes in the drum) the washer goes into spin and obviously water leaks. The filter is clean and seal at the door isn't broken so i don't think it is a blockage.I had a similar problem 9 months ago with the same machine and engineer told it was a loose tachometer in motor. This was refitted and glued back so not to reoccur but i fear it has. Can i fix myself? How?

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  • Valerie Trevena Nov 08, 2006

    Thanks for your reply. However the issue isn't with any leak but with the machine going into spin very soon after starting a program. When i said it leaks it's because once the cycle has started it fills up with water but then starts spinning with all the water in so it makes water coming back up through the soap draw etc. Not that there is an actual whole somewhere. I have been told the thread is worn on the end of the motor shaft for the tachometer, so it gets loose and cannot control the spin. Seems to be a pricey adventure! Any ideas?

  • Valerie Trevena Nov 17, 2006

    to Lapin. I don't appear to see any further mail posted? thanks for your help.

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I have a Frigidaire glws1339cs1 model washer . It was seeming to be spinning during wash and rinse cycles throwing water out creating a mess .What I found was it broke a bolt under the agitator that held inner tub to transmission post . After replacing bolt my problem was solved . To check for this problem take and try to turn inner tub clock wise and counter clock wise it should only turn counter clock wise. Then you might have a solution to your problem.

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The problem is specifically the motor tacho which consists of a rotating magnet screwed to the motor shaft and a fixed coil around the magnet. the problem can be the magnet unscrewed or the coil fallen out.either way, they can usually be repaired by glue or packing.

Posted on Apr 28, 2007

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I have a frigidaire washer I thought it was spinning during wash cycle but what I found was a broken bolt . It was under the agitator . It held the inner tub to the post off the transmission unit. I replaced the bolt and fixed the problem. The problem was it would throw water out due to what seem to be it was spinning during wash and rinse cycles. Hope this might help some one out there!

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    same problem, thanks for the advice. hope it works.....

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Use GB.WELD the tacho wil never come loose again. Ire Close

Posted on Nov 27, 2007

Had the same problem Hotpoint eng repaird broken wire which had been rubbing against the bottom balance weight at the front of the washing machine.

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Don't buy an Asko - they are overpriced because swedish people want lots of money for very little work. pretty simple really.

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Before any proposal can you do following: Golden rule: first use eyes and ears - unplug your washer, and open it; try to detect any water leak trace ; start at water supply, verify also the dispenser, centre of the drum and rubber tube between pump and drum Any cause of water leak must be avoided.If you see the problem in this stage, repair what is wrong and leave the washer some time to dry up. Try again.If you can't see anything particular do following: - switch to spin cycle; switch on current and listen - do you hear the pump ? - sequentially, the drum motor should turn on and start spinning, if this sound normal the tacho is most probably is OK - simultaneaously, try to detect water leaks. Let us know what you heard and/or saw, so we can get closer to the point.- after ending the spin cycle, unplug your washer, and open it; try to detect any water leak trace ; start at water supply, verify also the dispenser, centre of the centrum and rubber tube between pump and drum

Posted on Nov 07, 2006

  • Alain VANHEES Nov 12, 2006

    I twice sent a comment with a photo, apparently the post didn't go out. I'll try again on Monday Nov 13th.

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