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Electrolux washing machine wont spin all the way

Wont do full speed spin at end of cycle. will spin full speed under diagnostic mode and throws no errors. Motor and tach resistance check ok. Did many clean cycles, soap not the issue. Tub drains fine. door locks fine.

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    jim crow Apr 17, 2014

    Noticed cloths were very wet when washer signaled load was done. Tried to run just the spin cycle. the drum would run CW, stop, then run CCW, then stop, etc.... this would continue back and forth but would never progress to a full speed spin cycle. I checked all the usual stuff.... drain was fine, door was locked, soap was not a problem. Pulled the back off the washer and checked the belt, bearings and resistance of the motor and tach, all were fine. Found the tech data sheet under the lid and ran the diag test. the drain spin test would get the drum to spin full speed but gave the motor controller error code. I pulled the motor controller board and found dead bug goo all over the circuit card, possibly shorting out some of the ICs. I used proper static protection, removed the board from the plastic case, cleaned the board using ESD best practices and re-installed everything. Now the unit still wont run spin cycle to full speed but I don't get any error codes. I can even leave the wet load in the tub, go to the diag test and manually run the drain spin test to dry the cloths.

  • W.L. Apr 19, 2014

    Any progress?

  • jim crow
    jim crow Apr 24, 2014

    Seems like the full speed spin cycle works some times and not others, may be load size dependent now. Like larger loads will not spin up full speed, they just get to the spin cycle and the drum just does the slow CW then CCW then CW spin but never fully spins up. Unit will run spin cycle empty and with smaller loads and I still have not seen the first error code after I cleaned the gunk off the motor controller board. I am thinking I will just purchase a replacement motor controller board and hope for the best.

  • jim crow
    jim crow May 03, 2014

    I bit the bullet and purchased a new motor controller board, swapped it out and everything seems to be working fine now. Must have been some IC level failure in the MC that was not sensing rpm's, current, load, etc... correctly and would keep the drum from fully spinning up.

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Not a solution, but I wonder if it thinks you've either selected no spin or it thinks the machine isn't drained and so won't spin or it thinks the load is unbalanced. You seem to have done everything logical so far.
Also look at all all connectors
Logic seems to dictate that if the motor/motor drive functionality and other diagnostics don't show any problems (although I must admit if it were possible I'd like to try another motor control board just to convince me it wasn't implicated) then it must be a logic/ sensor problem and maybe diagnostic mode doesn't check all sensors in the same way as would happen in normal use? Sorry I can't be of more help. (The motor brushes are probably ok but I'd check them anyway while you are in there) Do let us know if you find anything.

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SOURCE: check hose error on electrolux wave touch washing machine

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Im taking it that you have a squirrel cage motor.(motor without bruhes) Locate the capacitor and replace it. Most of the time its the capacitor that has malfunctioned and that will stop the spin cycle. If you have a soft start.(an electronic control), then check the brushes. Possibly need someone to help as the motor will need to be removed to gain access to the brushes. Check length. must be at least 25 mm.(otherwise not enough tension). Make sure power is pulled out when doing this repair.

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