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Reattached tub, but spin cycle doesn't work

During "final spin" the tub became detached and was wobbling badly. I paused the machine, unplugged it, removed the front panel, and was able to reattach the tub to the corner rod. However, when I replaced the front panel, and plugged the machine in, and pressed the start button, with the selector on "Spin Only", the machine starts up and sounds like it is trying to run, but nothing is happening inside. Did I forget a step when I reattached the tub?

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  • skupping Dec 12, 2007

    The belt looks fine.

  • skupping Dec 13, 2007

    The belt is fine but the tub doesn't spin.

  • skupping Dec 13, 2007

    I looked again and turned the machine on "Final Spin" with the front panel off. I noticed the pulley jerking slightly, and got a closer look. I could see the motor shaft above the pulley spinning at its normal speed, but the pulley wasn't moving.
    I turned off the machine and unplugged it and looked at the motor shaft and pulley again. I noticed a pin through the motor shaft, just above the pulley. I had a flashlight and could see where the pin fit inside the clutch which is inside the pulley. I raised the pulley up and the clutch allowed the shaft pin to sit into its "cutouts" as the pulley raised into place.
    I looked around to figure out why the pulley was able to move up and down along the motor shaft freely, and noticed the clutch retaining clip by itself on the bottom. I pushed the pulley up into place and put the clip below it onto the shaft at the bottom to hold the clutch and pulley in place, and the washer is working again.
    So, apparently the wildly wobbling tub knocked the clutch retaining clip off which let the pulley slip down the motor shaft, to the point where it dropped below the shaft pin, so that the pulley wouldn't turn anymore.
    Thanks for pointing me in the right direction, hopefully this is helpful for others, or at least, something to check if they have spin problems.

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The belt might have come off of the tub take it back apart and look underneath and see if the drive belt is loose or on the floor when the tub came loose it probably slipped the belt off before stopping.

Posted on Dec 12, 2007

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    james kilgore Dec 13, 2007

    ok now if you look underneath there is an attachment that looks like a trailer hitch with a arm attached to it this drives the tub from the pully hook up where belt attaches. the connection there breaks and causes the tub not to work. if you see it they cost about 20.00 and its a fairly simple replacement and it comes with instructions on how to install, the piece you will look for is usually above the belt but if you see the attaching arm loose you wont miss the part.

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