Washer will not agitate, took belts off and it will only spin one way.
Is it normal without the belt on that the drum will only spin one way... I'm no expert but i was thinking it should spin both ways freely without the belt. Any feedback would be much appreciated. Thanks
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Re: Washer will not agitate, took belts off and it will...
Only one direction seems fine. On some machines there is a solinoid connected to a lever that either disengages or engages the drum brake to keep the drum from rotating during agitation. Some units reverse the motor direction when agitating and spinning. (one direction for spin the opposite for agitation. Most generally when the motor works in only one direction, say it spins fine but not agitating the culpret is the control dial. There are several combinations of electrical connections that must all make to go from one cycle to the next. On some other models there is a plastic cog that is moved by the solinoid to make the change. Without other info such as make and model, I can't really be sure how to tell you to diagnose the problem..The main thing is one direction is probably right on the turn question.
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If the drum spins but the agitator doesn't agitate then its the dog(lil arm things) that grab the agitator ridges to work. If the drum doesn't spin at all its the belt under the drum. it's either broke the belt or has worn and slipped off or the drum was way off balance and kicked it off(belt) . way cheaper to fix either than buy new and most new ones have no agitator anymore so how does it clean better? In my opinion, they don't so I get the parts online at repair clinic and do it my self. Sorry Maytag Repair man. But I saved a lot
Without having the actual washer make the sound so I can hear it, my guess is that the timer (which is the part connected to the dial you turn to select a cycle) may need to be replaced. Squeals can also come from the belt that connects from the motor to the drum. If you are at all handy and can open the back, a broken belt is obvious. If you are not familiar with tools then someone will most likely have to be called to diagnose the problem.
Remove the belt, and spin drum by hand from inside, there should be little or no noise, if there is then it is possible the drum bearings are failing.
I f no noise, but there is when you put belt back on, then possibly bearing in motor noisy
you may have a bad bearing in a pulley,could be motor coupling. Take belt off and spin motor shaft and pulley both ways if it's free, then its more than likely not the motor. Now spin the drum with belt off and see if it does the same as with the belt on if it does it has to be a bad bearing or coupling to the drum. hope this helps
If this machine is a drum type and NOT A TOP LOADER (There was no mention of the model) then the overload has possibly caused the drive belt to either break or jump off the drum pulley.
IMPORTANT: THERE ARE LIVE SWITCHES AND MAINS SUPPLIES WHEN THE COVER OF THESE MACHINES ARE REMOVED, DO NOT TOUCH OR TAMPER WITH ANY PART, UNLESS THE POWER IS OFF AND THE PLUG REMOVED FROM MAINS SOCKET.
If the belt has slipped off or has broken, it can be replaced by fitting the (new) belt around the motor drive pulley (small end) and refitting around the drum pulley, you can do this by feeding the belt around the drum pulley, by holding the belt in place and feeding onto the pulley (IT IS EASY TO GET YOUR FINGERS NIPPED BETWEEN THE BELT AND LARGE DRUM PULLEY WHEN ATTEMPTING TO FIT BELTS BACK - SO BE VERY CAREFUL)