Question about Washing Machines
I have a Whirlpool Estate top-loading washing machine. It goes through all cycles until it gets to the spin cycle. At that point, it doesn't spin. It only makes something like a grinding noise. I was wondering if it's the lid switch.
Hello, No this is not the lid switch this is going to be a broken coupling. Whirlpool are usually direct drive machines, this means they don't have a belt. Instead the transmission is connected directly to the motor via a coupling. This is what a coupleing looks like: To confirm this pull the machine forward enough that you can lean it back and it will stand back under it's own weight. Wedge something underneath the chasis so it does not fall on you while your accessing the bottom. Go under the Machine and locate the motor, You will see the pump connected to the motor connected to the transmission. 1. Unplug the wire harness from the motor then. 2. Use a screw driver remove the 2 clips holding the pump in place and remove or push the pump out of the way. 3. You will need to remove the 2 screws from the brackets holding the Motor in place with a nut driver. 4. With a screwdriver remove the 2 clips holding the motor in place (be carefull to support the motor as the clips comes off) 5. remove the motor and drop it onto the floor. Now you will see the coupling..one side on the motor the other side on the transmission the rubber connector inbetween. Replace the coupling if broken or worn and reassemble the washer in reverse order. Now you should be all set. Be aware you may smell rubber on the first couple loads this is normal after replacing a coupling. Good Luck!! if you have any other questions or concerns please feel free to comment again. Mike.
P.s Remember to unplug the power prior to servicing.
Posted on Sep 11, 2009
A 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
The service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Mar 25, 2011 | Estate Washing Machines
Problems with a washing machine not spinning or not draining are often inter related..
If you are having a problem with your top load washer then check out this tip...
Washing Machine does not Pump or Spin
If you are having problems with your front load washing machine then checkout this tip...
Front Load Washing machine not draining and or not spinning
Mar 05, 2011 | Whirlpool Washing Machines
Feb 07, 2011 | Estate TAWS800JQ Top Load Washer
May 29, 2010 | Whirlpool Estate TAWS750PQ 27-Inch Washer
Apr 16, 2017 | Estate ETW4400VQ Top Load Washer
Dec 20, 2008 | Whirlpool Estate TAWS750PQ 27-Inch Washer
I would try and check voltage at the overload on the motor
when in spin cycle and see if you have power there..
that should tell ya if your at least getting power from the timmer or not in the spin cycle to the motor
Sep 04, 2007 | Admiral AW22 Top Load Washer
Apr 20, 2018 | Whirlpool Washing Machines
87 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!