I have no spin, and am trying to remove tank, but metal tank is locked,
I thought something might be lodged underneith metal tank. my toploader will fill, and drain but not spin, It makes a continous buzzing sound while in the spin cycle? Motor seems to be in good shape. Any answers
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The noise could be from a loose wire harness, plastic purse-lock wire harness retainer on the upper hose hitting the top cover ir a plastic injector mold standoff on the outer tub bearing housing, also a flat spot in the belt could cause a tapping noise. Something between the outer tub and wash basket. I have had to remove items lodged in the drain tube between the pump and tub, like bra under wires. Sometimes you can squeeze the tube and feel objects the ate lodged. I always take the tube off the tub side and run my finger all the way down to the pump impeller to make sure. I also check the I can spin the impeller and the nothing is in the pump. Hard to say with out being there. Where do you think the noise is coming from top , bottom , left , or right side?
One or two things here.... you either have something lodged in ya filler tube or the vent to the tank is pluged. I am leaning more towards it being something lodge it the fill tube. Or another on could be that the fill tube is pinched off not letting the gas get to the tank. Take the clamp off the filler tube on the tank and then off at the filler door. And check to see if there is something in the tube. Hope this helps.
On the top of the tank you will see a big white plastic piece. This is the top of the fuel pump/sending unit assy.
remove the lines from the sending unit. unplug connectors from the sending unit.
Now theres a round metal piece thats the lock ring. You need to use something like non-steel rod, wood dowell, sawed broom handle, etc and a hammer.. tap on it in in a counterclock wise direction to remove. Install going clockwise.
Some guys use just a long steel chisel or screwdriver and pound on that. Whit that does get the job done, it created a big risk for sparks and sparks plus half a tank of gas is a very bad combination hence why i reccomend you use something aluminum, brass, or wood to rotate the lock ring.
If your caviler has a plastic lock ring and not a metal one, youll need a super large pair of chanel lock pliers or a chain wrench to rotate it. You can try the chisel and hammer method on this lockring but it usually gets destroyed in the process.
It isn't a sensor problem, it sounds more like your water level tube has pulled loose. This is attached to the outer drum itself. You can see it when you remove your front cover to the right of the outer tub. This tube uses the pressure generated from your tub water level to push air up to your water level selector, which has a rubber membrane that flexes and closes 2 contacts as the water level makes the rubber expand. If that tube is off, the water will just keep running.
More often than not, something get sucked down into the pump. The pump is located in the lower left of the unit (typically) and can be accessed by removing the front panel. You may need to lift the top section to release the front panel.
An example - I recently repaired a washer that had a bobby pin lodged in the fins of the pump and prevented it from spinning so that it couldn't drain. I removed the pin and re-assembled the machine and it has worked perfectly.
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If you have tried tried to clean the unit according to the manufacturer and the problem still persists you may have a something that has become lodged in the check valve. Unfortunately, unless you have a special screw driver required to remove the two anti-tamper screws fastening the bottom cover to the unit, and are willing to void the warranty if still covered, you will not be able to service the unit yourself. If so, before preceding make sure the unit is unplugged from the electrical outlet and any water remaining in the holding tank is removed by holding the unit upside down over a sink. Caution water may still be hot.
With the bottom panel removed locate the rubber hose connecting the heating tube to the bottom of the holding tank. Important... Before removing the hose be sure to make note of the orientation and position of the check valve as it must reinstall in the same direction and position in the hose. To remove the hose slide both clips toward the check valve and remove. Note that the clips are of different sizes. The large is used on the tank end, the smaller is used on the metal heating tube end. With the hose removed, carefully slide the check valve out of the tube and remove any debris that may have become lodged in the valve. You may need to remove the plastic ball from the three prong holder to do so. Do not use any sharp metal objects to remove the ball that could damage it. Once cleaned reassemble the valve and place it back into the hose. Reattach hose making sure not to leave any kinks in the hose and that the check valve is properly installed in the same direction and position in the hose as before. Besure to reinstall bottom cover before returning the coffee maker to service. To prevent electrocution.. Do Not plug unit in with bottom cover removed.