Question about Washing Machines
There is no problem, unless the drum doesn't spin at all.
In a wash or rinse cycle there is a neutral drain just before the spin. During the neutral drain, the drum does not spin. If you open the lid or pause the timer during the neutral drain, the motor will stop (same as the short pause just before the actual spin) and the "kicker" in the transmission will disengage the brake. At this point the drum will start to spin. The neutral drain prevents wear and tear to the transmission since the drum will be very heavy while it's full of water and wet clothes.
If it doesn't spin at all, you may have a problem with the motor coupling, the brake/clutch assembly or the transmission.
Hope this helps to clarify things.
Posted on Mar 02, 2009
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