Lost a drum spring last week. My wife said that it started going klunk klunk then stopped. the broken spring caused the drum and motor to drop to the bottom of the washer and appears to have beat the motor assembly on the bottom of the frame until it shorted. The motor controller board has a shorted fuse. I replaced it but the motor still does not work.
Do you know where I can go to find testing procedures and schematics for both the motor and the controller board?
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Re: Frigidair modle fwt647ghs0 will not spin.
MOST FRONT LOADERS HAVE A SCHEMATIC DIAGRAM AND TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE IN AN ENVELOPE ATTACHED TO THE SIDE WALL OF THE INTERIOR OF THE CABINET. REMOVE THE TOE PLATE OR BACK PANEL TO GAIN ACCESS.
IF THE MOTOR SHORTED OUT, THAT IS WHAT CAUSED THE CONTROLLER TO FAIL. BOTH PARTS WOULD HAVE TO BE REPLACED. COULD BE AN EXPENSIVE REPAIR.
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if the drum in the washer klunks/bangs in ANY brand of washer when it is spinning, your load is off balance. stop the machine, re-distribute the wet clothes so that the weight is evenly distributed, then restar the spin. u may have to do this more than once if u did not evely distribute the weight. this is an easy one. just be sure to stop the spin soon as it starts banging. letting it bang thru an entire spin cycle could result in actual damage to the machine. some of the new machines auto shut off at an imbalance so u can correct the problem. think of spinning a top. u unevenly add weights to it then spin it again, it WILL wobble.
The suspension spring of the drum has come off and this means that the drum is hanging off the center. The drum is hung with spring and shock absorbers and if one side has come off it will be off balanced. The springs are hung from the corners of the BODY FRAME. Check this out, replace spring if the end had broken or also you can use a good plier to extend the spring head to be clipped.( if broken)
Well the klunk-klunk is the Break grabbing, to stop it, as it is detecting, what it thinks, is some sort of Unbalance or Overload, or detecting a motor fault, etc, real or not, and is shutting itself down because of this.
There are two or three springs that hold the drum upright and level. They are attached to the motor and the drum base or sides. You have a broken spring. From being overloaded or turning during a last spin cycle it was out of balance and broke a spring. The machine will have to be taken apart to expose the springs. They are about 4-6" long. If the mounts are Ok replace all springs.
It sounds like there may be 2 things wrong. If the drier is not draining then the pump is clogged. Remove the drain hoses and check the pump(IMPORTANT!!!!Before you remove the hoses get a pan to put under the hoses. Alot of water will go on the if you do not do this...)The pump most likely has a coin in it.
The klunk you heard... If the drum spins and seems to be out of balance. If could be your rear bearing or your spider bracket.
Washing machine stops at the spin cycle - light flashes. Have to drain water out manually. Happened last week and was then able to run an empty rinse cycle. Machine worked normally for another week. Same problem today but have had to drain water manually from the drum after trying an empty 90 wash and rinse cycle (both stopped on the Spin and flashed). Any ideas? Thanks. x
I just went through the same issue with my Kenmore front loading washing machine. I assumed (and a Sears repairman also told me) that it is the bearings. After I took the drum assembly out, I saw the rear drum broken and the inner tub hitting the outer tub. I ordered the outer drum assembly and only when I took the inner drum assembly out I realized the the "Spider" attached to the inner drum (and spindle) was broken. Entire drum assembly cost $417 + shipping and it may be cheaper in the long run to buy a new washer. I like the front loaders because they save water and good for the environment, but the US manufacturers have not yet perfected the technology like European manufacturers (or they don't want the machines to last too long just like cars). Anyway, I am looking into welding the spider tomorrow. If not will return the outer tub assembly and buy a top loading washer for $300!