Question about Washing Machines
This is the 5th time I have tried to explain my problem...
everything I write disapears befor I can finish.... Ok Now Ibought this matag washer in july of 2004..It recently started rocking when it would get out of balance.. It is supose to have a automatic shut off when this happens but it has never worked..We have to go raise the top and rearange the clothes... and try again,, I recently leveled the levelers on the bottom of the machine to see if that would help..Now it drains out the water but when it kicks into the spin cycle it won;t spin... The Model # is hav2558aww a matag product,,What do you think?? Jimmy In Lexington, Kentucky
I think that during all the rocking the lid switch has come off or broken. If you lift the lid look in the recess where the lid goes on top. There will be a small slot, if you press down on this slot with a screwdriver or something, it should make a clicking noise. Also check the lid and there should be a short prong that presses down this switch when the lid is shut. If the prong is missing or there is no clicking noise when pressed. The little clip that holds the switch has come off. This is a safety switch that protects people from the spin cycle when the lid is opened. If you are capable, remove the top panel on the washer, locate the bracket and switch. This is a small rectangular part with a button on the middle, with 1 wire attached to each end. Unplug the power, remove these 2 wires from the switch and connect them together. make sure everything is safe and plug the cord back in, turn the timer control to spin. If it spins, that it. Also, if it has an anti out of balance switch that is not working, you need to locate that too, while you have this apart. Check the literature that came with the washer to be sure it has this feature. Locate it on the machine and just replace it. Testing it may be hard to confirm. You will need a meter and may be some type of mercury switch inside. Did leveling the feet help the shaking?
Posted on Dec 28, 2007
First check to make sure there is nothing sticking through the holes in the basket keeping the tub from turning. (screws, nails, etc)
Next, tilt the machine back and turn the large pulley by hand. If you turn it one direction it will agitate, turn it the other direction and it should release the brake and spin the basket.
As you turn it the direction that releases the brake, you should see the brake just above the pulley raise up. If it is not pushing the brake up, you probably need a new pulley assembly.
If the brake release on the pulley is ok, the brake liner may have come apart and the brake will have to be replaced.
Post back with any questions. You can go to sears.com, click on parts, enter your model number and look at parts diagrams to get a better idea of how it is put together.
Posted on Dec 28, 2007
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