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Tub will not turn when in wash cycle but will turn in spin cycle. transmission?

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It might be the transmission, might not.

Some washers that used a belt drive between the motor and transmission would have the same symptoms if a solenoid didn't actuate properly.

Most washers now are being made without a belt drive, the motor is directly coupled. Motor spins one way for wash cycle, and spins the other way for spin. Basket still only turns 1 way though. In this kind of setup, your drive coupler could be stripped in 1 direction, and still fine in the other.

Take a look at the transmission, determine if it is belt drive or not. If there is, look for a wiring diagram pasted somewhere, usually on the access cover. Check the solenoids first, before disassembling for transmission service.

Posted on Oct 03, 2010

  • Sheldon Dedek Oct 03, 2010

    Also, your wash / load size may be having issues. When in a wash cycle, motor control is through the size selector. Once the pressure switch / level switch is satisfied, the then the motor is allowed to run in the wash cycle. Sometimes moving the selector switch back and forth will clean the contacts enough for it to start working again. Easy to service though, the pressure switch / wash size assembly is located in the control cabinet where the timer dial is at.

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