Question about Washing Machines
I am currently unable to bring up your schematic due to the site being down for maintenance at this time i will be sending you your schematic in the morning. If this is a front load unit you would remove the top cover as well as the lower front access panel to inspect what the unit is doing when it is spining also inspect all the struts to assure none are broken on either end and that the struts that go onto the plastic tub have not broken the plastic tub houseing this causes you to have to replace the outter tub at a whoppiing cost of about 220 just for the part.you would need to remove these two panels and set the unit to spin and see what its doing and then message me back with your finds I await your reply and will message you again in the morning Thanks
Posted on Mar 28, 2011
Hi, a banging/clanging/scraping washer can be caused by an unbalanced load, which is caused more by an under loaded machine than an overloaded machine. If the machine is constantly banging then one of the following may be the cause.
An unregulated motor
The module that controls the motor needs adjusting or replacing or the motor needs calibrating, because the speed is finely regulated to balance the wash load when the machine goes into spin. After the machine has tumbled it goes into distribution mode, and this is where most of the problems occur. The drum has to build its speed from tumble (35-55 rpm) to distribution speed (83 rpm). If this does not happen gradually, the clothes will gather at one side of the drum and create an out of balance load. Hotpoint and Servis (older carbon brush) motors can be adjusted by turning the brass calibrating ring on the tacho assembly attached to the back of the motor. Otherwise you need to take the control board to be repaired, re-calibrated or replaced.
There are two common types of suspension, a spring and friction plate type and a shock absorber type. The first one suffers from the friction plates becoming shiny and not gripping properly. This can be cured by either replacing the friction pads, or simply sanding down the surfaces of the pads to roughen them.
The shock absorber type can suffer from broken legs, or loss of oil in the dampers. Either case would cause the tub of the washer to be loose and free to move around inside the cabinet.
Any component from the motor to the concrete block at the top or bottom of the machine can become loose and cause banging. This requires visual inspection and repair.
Posted on Mar 27, 2011
The inner tub bearing is most likely defective this is a huge job to replace and not for the home repair person, this means a very big repair bill, around $400.00, I advise you to cut your losses and just replace the washer with another new top loader, stay away from front load washers, they just don't have the bugs worked out of them unless you buy the commercial grade washer which is big $$. Below is a link to the Sears direct site that has the exploded view of the inner tub and surrounding parts.
Posted on Mar 28, 2011
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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