Question about Whirlpool Gold Duet GHW9400P 3.8 Cu. Ft. Front-Loading Washer
The tub does spin, takes longer to dry because all the water doesn't spin out of clothes. Took the back off washer from the back when you take hold of the the tub it moves what I believe is way to far. It moves around inside the cabinet to the point that it almost touches inside cabinet walls. from the front pulling back the rubber and seeing the tub there is the plastic outside and stanless steel inside . When we try move the inside tub it doesn't seem to move. there is nothing that appears to be broken. The machine is 7 years old what we are thinking is maybe the shocks could be worn. to the untrained eye it looks like the shocks is what determines how much movement to tub does inside the cabinet. Many people refer to a spider and a bearing when looking at the diagram it refers to a pulley and a nut. they are the part between the tub and the back panel if I'm looking at the right parts they don't seem loose or worn.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Tub and Basket
Fairway, sounds like you have a worn drive block. You are going to have to remove the agitator and inspect the drive block. If it is the drive block you will get some good hammering when the spin cycle stops. I will attach some photos of a worn out drive block. If you want to attempt to handle this yourself, we can walk you through it. Catriver..post back.
Posted on Oct 23, 2006
SOURCE: Duet washer door locked
Pull the front panel off, look for a plastic piece , it has a filter that you need to pull out. turn it to the left pull it out and clean it. This solved the problem for me. had the same issues.
Posted on Apr 18, 2008
I had the same problem and being a procrastinator, I waited until the belt came off before launching a full scale investigation into the knocking noise it had been making for about a year. Here is what I found and below that is my no guarantees fix.....
I removed the nut and pulled the tub pulley off. I noticed the tub shaft has a "shoulder bolt" and the pulley could not be tightened onto the shoulder bolt with enough squeeze to keep the tub pulley from wobbling. Tolerance issue... maybe? I decided to measure the keyed tub shaft with calipers and found the thickest part of the shaft to be 1" ish. The Shaft is part of the tub bearing assembly (from my observation) and the tub shaft is part of the tub bearing which measured 1 1/4" diameter. I found a washer that was 1" inside diameter and 1 1/4" outside diameter and placed it over the tub shaft behind the tub pulley. I tightened the nut snugly and reinstalled the belt. Ahhhhh, quiet operation and no more wobble. I will let you know if it causes another problem but from what I can tell.... replacing the tub pulley with another of the same dimensions will not work.
you don't need a very thick washer(my washer is too thick (.1"ish) so I will replace it soon(yeah right) with 1/32" or maybe 1/16"...I used rubber but I think steel or brass or what ever would probably work too.
Purists will tell you that the lock nut should be replaced, or if you don't use the permanent thread locker you could use loctite.
Hope that helps.
Posted on Oct 02, 2008
My washer ruined 2 king sheets 3 shirts and brand new jogging suit, so I know what you mean! The rubber gasket ...it had 2 metal bands..one on the inside which is a wide one and a small thin one on the outside of the gasket. You really can't see the wide one unless it has started to slipped off or break. or by taking the ting one off,..my wide band came loose which caused the screw to be exposed just enough for something to catch on it, tearing the material, it kept wrapping around and around untili eventually the band came completely off. I hope this helps.
Posted on May 08, 2009
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