Question about Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer
ALL WAS FINE TILL MY LAST LOAD WASHED AND DRAINED BUT WOULDN'T SPIN. WHEN I RETRIED THE WASHER FILLED,TIMER MOVED BUT THE DRUM WOULDN'T MOVE,JUST LIKE A BROKEN BELT. WE TESTED THE VOLTS AND OHMES AND ALL CHECKED OUT AT THE PROPER LEVELS. WHAT COULD BE CAUSING THIS?
How old is your machine? Mine was doing the same thing. After doing some research online (and a visit from a Sears technician), I found out that the bearings died on on the drum. The Sears technician told us it was a combination of the type of soap being used (non HE), and the amount of soap being used per load that contributed to the unit's failure. I wish someone had explained that to us 7 years ago when we bought the machine. Appearently there are enzymes in the soap that will eat away at the rubber washer that protects the bearings. There are less of these enzymes in HE laundry soap, thats why it's recomended for front loading machines.I think the HE soap will still eventually cause this machine to fail, but it would take a little longer than 7 years (maybe 10 or 12). By then it's probably time to by a new machine anyways. We bought a new machine because it would cost over $500 CND to get the old one fixed. We ended up with a Frigidaire Affinity (FAFW3577KN).
Posted on Jan 09, 2010
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