Question about Washing Machines
Took the back off ... What am I looking for to know if something is broke?
Front load washing machine? If it is it depends on what you mean by move the tub around, if it is just spinning then they do this as the drums do not lock when stopped, if you mean there is excess movement on the inner drum then you can check this by holding your hands at opposite sides of the drums just inside the door opening, locate the outer drum at the rear of the door seal and press your fingers against it and with the other hand press the inner drum in the opposite direction. If movement is felt between the 2 drums when pressed in opposite directions then the drum bearings may have failed or the spider shaft may have broken.
Posted on Jan 01, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Remove the kickplate and inspect the 2 tub shock absorbers, it sounds like they might be broken. If the tub is hanging to one side or dropped all together, remove the top and check the tub support springs.
Posted on Feb 23, 2009
Nope, they are for shipping, they hold the tub inplace while it is being shipped. if they are left in when you use the washer it will end up wrecking it.
Posted on Sep 29, 2008
Don't have much experience on Frigidaire. Is the motor a brush type, capacitor type or one of those new DC types? If it's got brushes and they are ok, then I would say your armature is up the creek. If it's a capacitor type (unlikely) then the capacitor is most likely duff. If it's the new DC type it could be a lot of things, most likely the module which breaksdown and passes an AC component in the motor supply which make the motor tremble but not rotate
Posted on Nov 02, 2008
I think you have guessed it right. There is probably something stuck between the tubs. I have seen this caused by a lot of things. You should look for things as small as coins, shirt buttons, cufflinks etc., Also I advice you not to turn on the machine until the blockage is removed.
Posted on Mar 15, 2009
If this machine is 15-20 years old, or more.......then you got a broken suspension cable, or busted pulley that holds the cable. Push in the clips with a flat screwdriver, in the crack between front of machine and the actual top. They will be spring clips and about 6 inches from the left and right side. When you can get the top off, you will see the problem.
Posted on Jun 23, 2010
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