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Re: does not spin at full speed
It appears your motor/motor controller has failed in this instance.
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Are you using the correct setting? Some settings only spin slowly (for delicates for example) and other settings spin at various speeds. When the load is off balance it doesn't get up to full speed either.
If it used to work at full speed, is your belt loose and slipping when spinning? Motor could be going at full speed but the drum is not. Is there an unusual or different sound? Possible smell of rubber as it slips?
these machines can get seized bearings, which can stop the bowl from turning at full speed. probably the motor after this.the clutch should affect full spin speed only if it's worn. this fault can be a timer issue also.
Either it is not spinning at all or too slow. Not spinning at all points to gearbox or progam timer/selctor. Spinning too slow; motor not running at full speed or connection from motor to drum faulty/slipping
Possible that the SPIN Speed is too low, check the drive, the RPM of the motor. Check for friction of the spindle , check for free movement of the drum. If you notice a change then you will need to reset the mechanism. If the motor speed is low check the capacitor.
The speed of spinning in the washer depends on the weight of the linen in the machine. if the machine is not fully loaded it will create an inbalance and the motor control unit will sense this and hence spin at a low speed. Solution is to ensure that the machine is fully loaded with enough linen.
I would suspect that you have a Motor and Motor Control Problem. This washer has a three phase motor in it and it could have one phase out of it or the Motor Control board could be bad. However it is recommended that you replace both at the same time with a motor conversion kit.
It could be a timer, motor or wiring problem. You would need to check for 110 volts at the timer or motor when in the higher spin mode. If you are getting 110v you have a bad motor. No or low volts you have a bad timer. The motor is either a 2 or 3 speed motor and you would have to determine which winding to check for the 110v. The schematic is usually glued to the inside rear cabinet. Please rate this post.
The motor switch that is mounted on the motor may need replacing. The knocking could mean that the "run" winding is cutting off momentarily, and running on the "start" winding of the motor. I dont know about a 22 year old model, but in most "near modern" machines, the switch has a plastic actuator that is pushed when the motor obtains near-run speed, that plastic may be worn or the actuator part on the motor may be at fault. If you replace the motor, you usually get this switch as part of the deal.