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On "spin only" setting, it's just doing a gentle agitate

On "spin only" maximum spin speed, it is just doing a gentle agitate, never spinning at all.

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  • brolle Jan 22, 2009

    In addition to a slow "spin only", it fails to wring out some loads on wash settings. Appears to be related to "out of balance" condition because no single item will achieve full spin speed. Add a second similar item to the wash/spin and it will reach full spin speed. Some full loads will fail to reach high speed spin. Suspect an over-sensitive out-of -balance sensor.

    Does anyone have a solution?

  • dawiti Jan 31, 2009

    Same problem. On the Drain and Spin setting (and a couple of others) it spins very slowly and doesn't get all the water out. On the Normal setting it spins fine and the clothes finish only damp with most of the water out.



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Defective motor control board,,,motor and motor control board (or)speed control comes as 1 part..onthejob

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As to your concern why the agitator also operate during the spin setting, it could possibly be stuck or locked agitator dogs. Agitator dogs function is better explained here by another FixYa member, jsrock516.


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