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Machine will not spin in any of the spin cycles. Also, there is a grinding noise from the gear box during what is the normal spin cycle

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  • grahamgtg Oct 15, 2010

    If this is the case then what is the solution? Is a new clutch & brake mechanism required or is the housing a complete unit that needs to be replaced?

  • grahamgtg Oct 15, 2010

    Jahn,

    Many thanks. Your diagnosis has helped me to decide whether it is cost effective to repair the machine or to purchase a new and more energy and water efficient machine. Again thanks. A six dollar fee for a diagnosis is much better than a substantial call out fee for a technician.

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The grinding noise may not be in the gear box itself but in the clutch and brake assembly. The clutch must push the brake cam driver to release the brakes and allow the basket to spin. If the clutch lining is worn or clutch spring is weak, there's no enough friction between the clutch hub and the lining for them to lock up and push the brake cam driver. The clutch lining gets stuck by the brake cam driver but the clutch is spinning and result in the grinding or scraping noise.

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    Jahn27 Oct 15, 2010

    The only viable solution, if that is the case, is the replacement of the complete clutch assembly.

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