Question about Washing Machines
When the machine is in it's bad mood - then: It will not take in water - but drum turns. Will not centrifuge. Door can not be opened (only manually by emergency handle) When the machine works and then suddenly fails - pump out can be done by selecting Pump & Spin mode but does not spin after draining. Things I have checked: Filter is clean. Water pressure to machine is OK. Motor brushes were renewed 2 years ago. Magnetic valve block (3 valves) is new (4 months) As all the problems came at the same time, I think the problem is to be found in one place - but where - is the question. Any one have a suggestions. Best regards PK
Strictly for troubleshooting: check the inlet water hoses (where the two hoses connect to the machine) screens. Any interuption in water service can send screen clogging debris through your pipes. If screens are really covered clean them i.e. use a toothbrush, swish in a cup of water, turn the water on a teeny-tiny bit (keep your hands on that hose if using the last method.) Then try the washer. If screens only have signs of debris collecting then move-on that's not the problem. Although now is the perfect time to dig out the old gasket/washer and replace it. Garden hose washers work fine. Don't remove the screen to clean it. Don't crossthread when putting it back. Do not overtighten.
You didn't give a mod # so only assuming you have front loader that you can clean filter on (maytag, kenmore, whirlpool?) When you remove the filter can you turn the drain pump propeller with a finger? It should turn like an airplane prop, but easily. Does it feel straight when it turns. The stem of the propeller can distort and kick it off center. If that pump goes out it plays havoc with the whole works.
Also not sure about symptoms. Are you saying it works fine sometimes but occasionally acts-up? Dianosis is difficult without more info. Specifically Mod # and history of symptoms. Sorry.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I had the same problem. Redistributing the clothes inside the machine seems to do the trick. Even though the clothes seemed evenly distributed and I had far less than maximum capacity in the machine- it seemed to think that something was out of sync- simply moving the clothes around did the trick!
Posted on Oct 05, 2009
recheck the brushes & pump/filter/outlet hose (make sure all cleaned out and impeller free to turn) your problem lies in there somewhere.
Posted on Oct 21, 2009
Testimonial: "Hello -The brushes have about 10mm left but will re-check ,the pump works well, I suspect the speed module board Regards Andyrooshous"
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If its rattling check the drum for anything
caught in it.Washing machine noise is not only annoying, it can also be a sign
of serious damage. When armed with a few tips, you can determine what problem
may be causing your washing machine to rattle, and what you can do to stop it.
Check for drum bearing failure if your washing machine is noisy on the spin cycle. Drum bearing failure is common when the bearing seals start allowing water to enter. You can take the belt off and spin the drum by hand, and if the drum rumbles, replace the bearings.
Turn the drum by hand and listen for loud
noises. If the drum itself is split or the 'spider' is corroded, broken or has
come apart from the back of the drum it will create a loud noise on every turn
of the drum. (When the bearings have gone bad, the noise is constant the entire
time the drum is spinning.)
Look for obvious dents and creases in the
drum or look for coins or small objects stuck inside the tub underneath the
drum when a horrendous noise is made while clothes are in the tub.
Clear the water pump from obstructions like
coins or small objects when a noise occurs while the washing machine is
Remove the sump hose and look for bra wires
if you hear a light scraping noise when the drum is turned by hand. You can
also check to make sure a wire isn't poking out of one of the holes in the
drum. In this case, you can pull the wire out easily with pliers.
Take the belt off and run the motor alone if
you hear a high pitched squealing noise to check for motor bearing damage or
wear. If you still hear the noise without the belt, it's the motor bearing.
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