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I was wondering if you could tell me more about the symptoms your washer exhibited before your repair to determine if I have the same problem.

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Here is a link to the service manual.. You will find the details about error codes and exactly what they mean within it..

http://136.166.4.200/contents/Laundry/WM2277/WM2277xx_Service_Manual.pdf

Hope this helps ..

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I have a WBB4500E1WW washer that started to make noise when in the wash cycle. Could a bearing be going out or what should we be looking for?


http://applianceassistant.com/repair/sounds/ddWasher_noises.php pa 1schmidt, without hearing the sound it is hard to say. Here (above) is a wonderful link for strange sounds made by washers and the parts to check for them. Wonderful site as well.
I would bet that something is stuck in the pump and needs to be removed, but it could be several other things.
Hope you find this link helpful; if you need any further help, dont hesitate to contact me.
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Jul 19, 2011 | GE WBB4500EWW Top Load Washer

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The spin cycle is making a terrible noise - the drum seems very loose and even makes a starnge sound when moving it by hand. Can I repair this myself?


If this is a Whirlpool manufactured TOP LOADER (such as Roper, Estate, Kenmore, Amana, and Frigidaire), you may have a damaged or broken motor coupling. Whirlpool manufactured top loading washers use a motor coupling between the drive motor and gearcase (transmission) in place of a drive belt. This configuration is known as "direct-drive". The coupling can break through normal wear and tear. Washing frequent loads of heavy items and reduce the life span of the coupler. Common symptoms include the following:

1. No spin or agitation.
2. Washer will fill and empty.
3. Drive motor still runs.
4. Strange rattling, grinding or clicking noise during agitation or spin cycles as the drum sits still.

If your washer is exhibiting these symptoms, then its probably a safe bet that the motor coupling is bad.

The following link explains how to replace one:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3574231-replacing_a_motor_coupling

The part number for a replacement motor coupling is inlcuded in the link I provided. Replacements can be purchased at any of the following websites:

searspartsdirect.com
appliancepartspros.com
pcappliancerepair.com
repairclinic.com

All these sites are reputable and offer great service with competitive pricing, so shop and compare. The first three sites I have listed also included helpful exploded view parts illustrations to assist you with locating and properly identifying any parts you may need.

Jun 02, 2011 | Samsung SW62ASP Top Load Washer

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My Kenmore 80 series washer made a grinding noise during the last load and now it doesn't work. I can hear a humming noise if I try to run it but nothing happens. The washer filled up, then stopped. ...


If this is a Whirlpool manufactured TOP LOADER (such as Kenmore, Roper, Estate and certain late model Maytags), the most common cause of the symptoms you just described is a lid switch malfunction or lid strike (actuator) problem. Symptoms may include, filling and stopping on the initial fill cycle, stopping right after the wash cycle, not advancing to rinse or spin cycles, and a wash tub that may not drain.

The lid switch is usually mounted under the washer top casing, on the right hand side on most top load models. It is activated by a plastic piece on the lid (called a "Lid Strike" or "Actuator") through a small hole on the rim of the wash tub opening. In many cases the lid strike breaks off the lid, or the lid switch becomes loose and no longer makes contact. Inspect the lid to make sure the lid strike is still intact, and then inspect the mounting screws (adjacent to the small opening on the wash tub rim) and make sure they are tight. Sometimes these screws will loosen, causing the lid switch make intermittent contact. If you determine the switch to be defective, the following link explains how to replace one:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3557193-replacing_a_lid_switch

On some models, the lid switch is located under the top casing by one of the lid hinges. You will know if you if you have this type of switch, because it does NOT have a lid strike (actuator) and the small hole on the right hand side of the wash tub will not be present. This type of switch is actuated (toggled) by a rod on the lid hinge. With this type of switch, if you locate it and it can be toggled by hand, you may only need to adjust the actuator rod by bending it slightly.

NOTE: You do not have to drain or bail the water from the washer tub to perform this repair. Once a defective lid switch is replaced, the washer should drain normally.


Another cause of washer spin problems can be attributed to a broken motor coupling. The motor coupling is located between the drive motor and gearcase (transmission). The following link describes how to replace one:


http://www.fixya.com/support/r3574231-replacing_a_motor_coupling


A motor coupling usually costs less than $20 and can be found at most appliance parts repair centers. NOTE: The typical symptoms of a broken motor coupling are: the washer will fill normally, but will not agitate or spin. The washer will also exhibit a loud grinding or rattling noise. The washer should still drain, however.


Another cause could be a drive motor failure. When the drive motor fails, the washer will fill normally, but will not agitate, spin or drain. You may hear a slight humming noise as well. A simple resistance check of the motor windings, followed by a spin test to determinbe if the motor spins freely, can determine if the motor is bad. The following link explains how to replace a drive motor (if required):


http://www.fixya.com/support/r3575865-replacing_the_drive_motor_on_a_whirlpool


NOTE: Most Whirlpool (Kenmore) appliances have a tachnical data sheet, with wiring diagram, located inside the operator panel. Simply remove the panel back to access it.



Replacement parts (if required) can be purchased at any of the following web sites:

searspartsdirect.com
pcappliancerepair.com
appliancepartspros.com
repairclinic.com

The first three sites on the list, include helpful exploded view parts illustrations to assist you with locating and properly identifying any parts you may need. The lid switch and associated components are usually listed under the "Top and Cabinet" parts listing.


NOTE: Banging or slamming the lid can actually cause more harm than good. These switches are fragile and can break easily in this manner.
HELPFUL HINT: Since the washer IS spinning and draining, the drive motor and motor coupling are intact and probably is not the problem. The motor controls the drain pump and utilizes the motor coupling to engage the transmission (spin functions).

The average price of a replacement lid switch is about $20 - $30 if you perform the repair yourself. The lid strike (if equipped) usually costs less than $5. Prices will vary between sites so shop and compare. If you have questions, or need additional assistance, please post back and let me know. This is a very simple repair that you can easily perform without the assistance of a repairman.



If you have any questions, please post back with your complete MODEL NUMBER (located on a nameplate along the wash tub rim under the lid) and let me know. I hope this helps you.


NOTE: If this advice does not help you enough, repairclinic.com has a Repair Manual you can order to assist you with all your repairs. The part number is 1170635 and is priced at about $20.

Searspartsdirect.com also has a repair manual for about the same price. Part number 4314044L. I hope this information is helpful to you.

Mar 31, 2011 | Kenmore 24042 Top Load Washer

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How do I access the lower end of the fill control tube? How do I open the outer case?


I'm not exactly sure what you are referring to as a "fill tube", but if you need to remove the exterior washer case to access any of the internal components, the following link explains how:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3631789-washer_case_removal_whirlpool_top

There is a water inlet valve that is used during the fill and rinse cycles, as well as all the associated dispenser hoses inside the cabinet. With the exterior washer case removed, you will have complete access to all the internal components. Read through the steps thoroughly. This process is much easier than it seems. If you have any questions, please post back and let me know what symptoms your washer is exhibiting so that I may be able to provide you with further assistance. I hope you find this information helpful.

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I have a Kenmore Elite 3 Speed washer, Model number 110-22982-100. It wont spin, but the pump is working. Do you know if this is belt driven or if it has a coupler? I need repair diagrams if you have...


Your washer is a direct-drive model which means it uses a motor coupling instead of a drive belt. The symptoms your washer exhibits is typical of a motor coupling gone bad.

If the washer will fill and drain, but won't agitate or spin, the most common cause is a broken motor coupling. The noise of the motor engaging, lack of agitation and ability to still drain are the usual symptoms. This is a common fail item with this model washer through normal wear and tear. Newer versions of the coupler are more resilient and resist breaking. The following link explains how to replace one:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3574231-replacing_a_motor_coupling

The motor coupling is located between the drive motor and the transmission and takes the place of a drive belt. This configuration is known as a "direct-drive" system. They do wear out and can break. The replacement part number is included in the link I provided and is an improved upgraded coupling that is more resilient. It should last longer. If you have questions, or require additional assistance, please let me know. I hope this helps you.

A replacement coupler can be purchased for about $10 - $15. The following websites are great sources for replacement parts:

searspartsdirect.com
pcappliancerepair.com
appliancepartspros.com
repairclinic.com

If you have any questions about this repair, or if you require additional assistance, pease post back and let me know. I hope this helps you.

Jan 29, 2010 | Kenmore 24032\24036 Top Load Washer

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My kenmore washing machine quit spinning. It still pumps out the water but doesn't spin.


If the washer will fill and drain, but won't agitate or spin, you may have a broken motor coupling. The noise of the motor engaging, lack of agitation and ability to still drain are the usual symptoms. This is a common fail item with this model washer through normal wear and tear. Newer versions of the coupler are more resilient and resist breaking. The following link explains how to replace one:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r385250-replacing_motor_coupling_kenmore_top

The motor coupling is located between the drive motor and the transmission and takes the place of a drive belt. They do wear out and can break. The replacement part number is included in the link I provided and is an improved upgraded coupling that is more resilient. It should last longer. If you have questions, or require additional assistance, please let me know. I hope this helps you.

A replacement coupler can be purchased on line at appliancepartspros.com for about $11. Just use the part number in the link and "Search by Part Number" for your search criteria.

If you have questions about this repair, or if you need additional assistance, please let me know. I hope this helps you.

NOTE: The fact that the washer still drains, indicates that the drive motor is working. The drive motor also drives the transmission. The motor coupling connects the drive motor to the transmission. If the coupler breaks, the washer will exhibit the symptoms you described.

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Kenmore series 70 washer motor problem?


Before assuming you have a major problem that requires replacing the entire machine, check the following items: A washer that fills and doesn't do anything, or stops right after the wash cycle and then does not advance to the rinse cycle is commonly caused by a lid switch malfunction. The lid switch is usually mounted under the washer top casing, on the right hand side on most top load models. It is activated by a plastic piece on the lid (called a "Lid Strike") through a small hole on the rim of the wash tub opening. In many cases the lid strike breaks off the lid, or the lid switch becomes loose and no longer makes contact. Inspect the lid to make sure the lid strike is still intact, and then inspect the mounting screws (adjacent to the small opening on the wash tub rim) and make sure they are snug. If you determine the switch to be defective, the following link explains how to replace one:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r385198-replacing_lid_switch

If the switch requires replacement, a new one can be purchased on line at searspartsdirect.com, repairclinic.com or appliancepartspros.com. Just use your model number as your search criteria. All three sites offer competitive pricing, so shop all three for the best price. If you still need assistance, please contact me and let me know. If my diagnosis is not correct, please post back and elaborate a bit more so I can assist you further. If your washer is not configured this way, or if you still have questions, please let me know. NOTE: Generally when the drive motor fails, the washer may exhibit similar symptoms, but you still may hear a "hum". The lid switch generally costs about $30. It's a cheaper option to repair and is the most common problem that causes your symptoms due to the extensive use it gets. You may even get by with only having to tighten the switch. Let me know if you still have problems.

May 14, 2009 | Kenmore 22422 Top Load Washer

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Kenmore washing machine


Does the washer drain? If so, you may have a broken motor coupling. This may be the noise you're hearing. This is a common problem and is inexpensive to repair. The following link explains how:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r385250-replacing_motor_coupling_kenmore_top

If you do an inspection of the washer and find that it is not the coupler, you may have a more serious issue of a gearcase (transmission) or clutch failure. Both of these repairs can be performed without the aid of a repairman as well.

Please doublecheck your symptoms, and get back to me. Your intial description, however, sounds like a simple motor coupling problem.

NOTES:

A bad Motor Coupling will allow the washer to fill normally, but when it gets ready to agitate, a loud rattling sound can be heard. The washer will drain, however. There's usually the presence of black filings under your washer.

A bad Gearcase may will have similar symptoms, but there may be the presence of a honey colored oil under the washer and very loud grinding noise.

A bad Clutch will also exhibit similar symptoms. This is usually a little harder to diagnose without operating the washer without the outside case on. The clutch is located on top of the gearcase directly under the wash tub. If the clutch fails, the drive motor will turn the gearcase, but the clutch will usually slip and not engage the basket drive.

Let me know if any of my explanations sound correct. If not, post back with your complete model number and update me on what your washer is doing, so I can assist you further. I hope this helps you.

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Kenmore Elite HE5t Washer Door is locked, Cycle didn't run, Won't power down


Click on the following link for advice on how to unlock the washer door by using the manual release.

http://www.fixya.com/support/r622155-kenmore_elite_whirlpool_duet_door_jammed

Even though your washer probably isn't diaplaying any error codes (according to the symptoms you've provided), the condition still exists where you have a door lock issue. You can try unplugging the washer for about 30 minutes to see if the computer will reset. Sometimes the door lock jams for whatever reason and a manual release and/or power cut off will clear it. If for some reason, the washer still exhibits the same problem after following the advice in the link, any further repairs would be covered depending on the PURCHASE date of your washer. If you do not have a receipt, Sears will determine the date based upon the washer serial number. The serial number indicates the month and year the washer was manufactured. If you provide me with your COMPLETE model number, I can tell you if your washer would still be covered under the manufacturers warranty. I hope you find this information helpful.

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Whirlpool awm8121 - spin cycle high pitch sound/scretch


Front loaders are great for savings on water and electricity. Most of these machines only use about 5 to 7 gallons (US) of water and spin with a velocity anywhere between 1300 to 1800 rpms. This also saves on dry times because your clothes are virtually spun dry. Why am I telling you all this? People buy them with good intentions, but the common complaint I hear is that they are noisy. It is this spin velocity that contributes to that noise. You need to make sure that the foundation under the washer is stable. If your washer is located in a mobile home, upstairs laundry room, home with a crawl space, etc., sometimes these floors have a tendency to flex as the washer spins. If the floor flexes (even a little) the washer will vibrate and make noise. An easy fix to help redistribute to weight of the washer is to place a sheet of thick (at least 3/4" in the US) plywood under the washer to help reinforce the floor. This must be screwed down or affixed in such a way that it does not move. This will take care of any vibrating issues. Now, if your problem is strictly with noise from the machine, some of that is normal I'm afraid to say. However, if it sounds REALLY loud (like a rumble) this is a symptom of a rear bearing that is going bad. If that is the case, the entire back shell of the wash tub has to be replaced in order to replace the bearing as they are molded into the plastic. This can be an expensive repair job if you decide to pursue this option. Let me know if any of this helps. Kinda hard for me to diagnose without being there to hear it.

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