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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
There is a part called the Wig Wag. It is 2 solenoids on a metal bar about 6 inches long. It has a hole in the center of the bar and 3 electrical wires go up through the center. One is a common wire and the other two go to each selenoid. One selenoide when activated causes the WIG WAG to shift the Transmission into WASH MODE or SPIN MODE. They are powered by 115 VOLTS AC and is enough to KILL YOU.
What you will find is the 3 wires are held together by a few wraps of electrical tape. Because the WIG WAG moves while the machine is running, the wires are all the time FLEXING. Eventually a wire will break and in this case it was the SPIN Wire to the SPIN solenoid.
Replacing all 3 wires is the best fix. Splicing near the wig wag could cause the wires to break again, They could then pinch or touch the moving metal parts and if the washer is NOT properly GROUNDED someone could get ELECTROCUTED and KILLED.
USE CAUTION doing this repair. The replacemet wire needs to be FINE Grain Flexable wire. If you use something like Lamp Cord that is not designed to be flexed hundreds of times will soon break.
Check with Sears Parts and ask for a Wig Wag Wire Harness.
You can lay the machine on it's back and see this problem. Caution plugging it in on it;s back, something could break.
The Wig Wag can take your fingers off..... CAREFUL !!!!
Do this repair at your own risk. It is dangerous.
At least you will know what to tell the Repairman.
Posted on Apr 26, 2009
It appears your clutch assembly has failed in this instance.
For replacement parts - head on over to PartSelect.com or RepairClinic.com and enter in your full model number for a full parts listing.
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PartSelect has a great schematic database for locating the part on your unit and great "testimonials" for each part that often times includes HOW-TO information.
RepairClinic has pictures of each part they sell and also a great how-to and troubleshooting for basic repairs.
If your unit has never been serviced - there should still be an original service manual enclosed in plastic taped to the inside of the shell.
In the service manual are Error codes, maintenance procedures, and troubleshooting steps you can follow.
Anything too complicated or beyond your scope should be handled by a professional.
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Posted on Oct 01, 2010
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