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Repair front load washer

Not spin at theend of cycle washer frontload

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We've had that same problem since we bought ours 3 years ago...but it was intermittent, and we never knew when we'd get the spin-dry cycle to work. Sears made 10 service calls, and replaced everything in the machine except the motor and motor control board. Those two parts were ordered and delivered as a result of the 10th service call. Of course, when the service guy was here, the spin worked! After he left, the next load did not spin. Frustrated, I opened the front end and looked around. I had noticed how violently the drum shook while operating when the service guy was here, so I decided to see if the wiring harness from the motor might be loose where it plugs into another harness that must go to the motor control board. There was a definite tightening of that connection as I squeezed the two harness plugs together. (I tightly secured a plastic zip-tie around that connection to prevent it from vibrating loose again) Since then, I have had absolutely no problem with the washer. I called Sears and told them I had managed to solve this long-standing problem on my own, and how, and also told them to cancel the service call to install those parts I ordered, but to pick them up and reimburse me for them. (I never opened the two boxes that arrived) They did just that, and we finally have a washing machine we can rely upon to complete the wash like it's supposed to. It's been a very frustrating and expensive 3 years, but now all is well.

Posted on Jul 04, 2007

Re: repair front load washer

Sounds like the same issue I'm having, I will look at the area you suggest.

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