My F&P machine decides to fail every now and again as it moves into the final spin stage. It basically freezes and beeps. It sounds as though it is trying to spin (makes a whirring sound) but is simply not moving. It can sometimes have water in the tub when this occurs. It can normally be fixed by restarting (although this can take 3 restarts at times) but not this time;(
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Re: F & P washing Machine- top loader failing to spin
Tip the machine back and follow the hose from the pump to the diverter valve, it will have 3 hoses and 2 wires going to it. remove the diverter valve and remove any foreign objects from it, also remove the pump and check the hose between the pump and diverter, sometimes a button or etc can get in there and cause an intermittent problem. hope this helps, p.s. no tools required.
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if this is a top loader put a pencil into the lid switch opening if the machine spins and drains when the timer knob says it should the tab on the lid or the lid switch has failed...replace the switch or the tab that goes into the lid switch opening
This can be related to a mechanical issue, Check for free movement of the drum and shaft. check the mountings of the motor,check the suspension and finally the level of the machine, use a rubber mat if the machine moves around.
Don't know what type of washing machine you have since you did not provide a model number. But if it is a front loader, and it makes a loud noise when spinning, the problem could be that the support arms have failed. It would cause the machine not to be able to spin properly. To confirm the problem, unload the washer. Spin the wash drum by hand, and notice if the drum sags or wobbles when it spins. If it does not turn smoothly, then chances are the spider arms are broken. It is big job and expensive to fix. Get a few estimates before deciding whether it worth fixing.
HI. if this is a belt driven top-loader, or front-loader, more than likely, the belt has slipped off the drive pulley, or the belt has failed. Now, if this is a top loader, with a direct drive assembly. the motor coupler will be the culprit in this case.
Not too familiar with top loaders. With front loaders good pressure is required to keep the inlet valve closed, when not in operation. If the pressure is not there water leaks even when the machine is off. The problem cld be with the pressure from your faucet or your inlet valve; mysterious why it happens after the final spin, & your second machine.... I can't be of much help here. You hv to surf......