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Roper RAS8445KQ0 spins but not fast enough

The machine goes through all cycles,but doesn't spin the clothes fast enough (they are very wet after the full cycle). The last few times, my wife can smell something "burning" like a belt--but I can't find one. I checked to make sure it is spinning and it is. I also checked to see if I could find anything under the basket per/one of the solutions on Fixya. Also tried turning the basket manual and wasn't able to do it.
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  • dantracy17 Jun 21, 2009

    If the clutch is slipping on the transmission it would still spin? What do I do to change the clutch or do I need to change the transmission?
    What parts are required?
    Thanks


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If it has no belt, seams like the clutch is slipping in the transmission, hence the burning smell

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HI, your unit dose not have a belt. it is a direct drive system that has a transmission. this is motor failure the actual motor is weak, due to internal windings breakdown. the burning smell is coming form the motor itself. it is recommended to replace thsi failing motor asap. this is a fire hazard at this point.

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  • Michael Masters
    Michael Masters Jun 21, 2009

    IF your clutch or trans mission was the issue, your machine would sound like a Air plane taking off during the spin cycle. you would hear very loud noises.




  • Michael Masters
    Michael Masters Jun 21, 2009

    if the unit agitates correctly, your Transmission is ok.....

  • Michael Masters
    Michael Masters Jun 21, 2009

    lol, your clutch is fine as well....

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