Question about Washing Machines
It was starting the spin cycle when it began making a loud clicking sound. Using this forum, I found the solution was to replace the drive coupler. I heard the drain pump draining, so I know it's not the issue. While the coupler I noted the transmission shaft didn't turn, but thought perhaps the brake was engaged. After replacing it, I attempted to resume the spin cycle and the motor just hummed. It stopped when I lifted the lid, so I know the lid switch is working. The drum spins freely by hand in the counter clockwise direction but won't spin clockwise. When the front was off, I looked for anything between the drum and the tub, but didn't see anything. I can also move the drum about 2 inches vertically and changing the height seems to change the resistance counter clockwise but didn't do anything clockwise. Again, I'm not sure if the brake is engaged or not. With the lid up, and the lid switch pressed, I still wasn't able to turn the drum clockwise, and the motor still just hummed. There's no oil leaking from the transmission. Additionally, the agitator shaft turns freely both directions, when the dogs are out of the way. Is there a relatively simple way to ensure the brake is disengaged and see if it spins under power? To me it seems like it could be either the brake or the transmission. Any ideas?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Kenmore 80 series won't spin
If it is draining then the motor is turning the pump so it is ok.
This washer has no belt so that is not the problem.
Remove the cabinet and bypass the lid switch wires and put into a spin. Watch the clutch to see if it is turning. If the clutch housing is not turning and you know for sure the coupler is not broken then you need a new transmission. If the clutch housing is turning but the basket is not spinning you have something binding the basket or you need a new basket drive and clutch.
If you have only looked at the coupler from underneath you may not be able to tell if it is broken in the center. If it is broken again your transmission is not staying in neutral drain until the water is drained. That means it is going into spin with full load of clothes and water. This puts a lot of pressure on the coupler and causes them to fail prematurely. If this is the case you will need a new transmission.
Post back if you have any questions.
Posted on Nov 05, 2007
SOURCE: destroyed motor coupling
It appears your clutch assembly has failed in this instance.
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Posted on Sep 16, 2010
what this function mean is that there is a blockage on the water flow out from the pipe .
what you will have to do to fix up this problem with any replacement of part first of all put off the power supply connected to the washer then bale out the water in the drum then trace the pipe to the drain remove all forms of dirty blocking the pipe (water drainage) with this the problem of undrain water will have been solve.
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Posted on Jul 09, 2010
Hi, well NO it's not the motor and there are no diodes inside the motor, thats not actually the way they in which they are made to rotate and reverse direction.
This is done by "Driving" the motor with a pulse width modulated signal, that makes the motor spin,as the electricity is switched from pole to pole the motor's stator is attracted to that pole and moves forwards or backwards depending on the direction of the waveform.
So whenever a motor isn't working, spinning, then most often if the motor works, as it actually appears your is OK, then the "Controller' is at fault. The controller in this case is the Main Controller Board. This must be replaced in it's entirety. If you wish to DIY, then please find below a service and repair manual, to use to try and track down exactly whats wrong...
service and repair manual above..
But you see these days, it is nearly always my professional opinion that one should always get a "Quote" from the manufacturers recommended service center,Anma in your case, please contact a local or head office and ask for a referral to an Authorised service center. I cannot stress how important that last point is. It is even worth the cost of shipping. You see an authorised service agent, will have trained staff, trained on their brand, also they have first hand access to parts, original parts. This will actually save you money and ensure you can actually get it back fixed. Of course asking for a "Quote" also gives on the option of repair or replace. Often my clients,do not go through with repair, unless it is moderate, but in some of the more costly jobs they see it, as do i, that a replacement, with a warranty, is a better option.
Posted on Apr 05, 2011
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