Question about GE WSM2700D Top Load Stacked Washer / Dryer
Hi, I have a 5 year old we16 that has suddenly refused to wash clothes. It will fill with water, but then just hums for a few seconds before going to sleep. If I select spin it will pump out and then spin for a while, but only anticlockwise. As soon as it gets to a point in the cycle that requires a clockwise drum rotation, it hums for about 2 secs then stops.
I have checked the motor brushes and they have about 1" left inside the holder when fitted, and there is no arcing. A year ago I had an F-10 fault show up but I traced that to a broken track on the main pcb, bridged it, and it has worked fine ever since. I have just had the pcb out again but can't see any breaks, burns or dry joints.
Any ideas gratefully received!
I work in the electronics drive industry and we repair hundreds of different drives that power 3 phase motors.
All of these have blocks in them that are controlled simply by reversing the voltage in them.
Some DC drives are similar to washing machine controllers in that they switch on a block to go in one direction or switch an adjacent block wired backwards to go in the other.
The fact that your motor will go in one direction to me rules out the motor.
Its control must be at fault.
You will have to buy a new control module for this I suspect.
When the controller gives the instruction to power the motor it will monitor the torque using current detection so when it tries to fire the other direction and detects no current it will time out.
Posted on Jan 13, 2009
LG WD-1019BD washer only fills with about 10 litres of water. This varies depending upon the selected wash i.e cottons or synthetics etc. but the worst (lowest) fill is on 'cottons' which is about 2" in the bottom of the drum. i.e the clothes don't get wet enough to wash. Please help.
Posted on Oct 18, 2008
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Posted on Jul 05, 2008
Well the motor coupling on a washer is exactly that. I suppose it's a professional/technician term. As far as a transistor somewhere that controls the speed and direction. There is youd have to have the circuit diagram for the unit to know where the speed control mechanism is. give me a moment and i will post another comment with where that is at.
Posted on Jun 29, 2008
A washing machine that is just filling and emptying, but the drum doesn't revolve is one of the most common washing machine faults. Most people suspect that the drive belt has come off (or has broken) but this is surprisingly rare compared to the most common cause of a washing machine not turning the drum - which is a fault with the motor.
This doesn't necessarily mean there's a major fault on the motor, and in fact it may be relatively easy to repair. However, there are other components that can also cause a washing machine's drum to not agitate on wash or spin so this fault potentially requires the most fault-finding.
It's easy enough to check that the belt is still on. In fact this can be done without even disturbing the washing machine (if necessary). Just turn the drum by hand from the front. If the belt has come off, then there will be a lot less resistance than usual when turning the drum. The best person to test this, is the one that usually empties the drum of clothes when it's finished a wash.
They are used to the resistance on the drum as they turn it to check for items of clothing stuck to the drum. The best method though is with the washing machine unplugged and the back panel removed to see if the belt has come off or not.
If the belt has come off, then there are usually reasons for this. It's rare for a belt to come off for no reason although it can happen. Clearly if it comes off again after being refitted, there is likely to be a fault. Here are some possible causes of a washing machine belt coming off .
Posted on Jun 29, 2008
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