I have been opening the drain which sometimes helps, nothing but water seems to drain out. all i get is a frustrating humm when it tries to spin then stops the cycle leaving me with a load of wet clothes.
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Re: unpredicatable spin, not not spinning at all
i would check the brushes in your motor as you say you have already cleaned the filter, you may need to remove the motor as the brushes can be quite tricky to get out and back in.
remember to pull the plug out of the mains before carrying ut any work.
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If the water is not removed first, the spin will not occur. Do you hear the pump run when it starts the spin cycle? If nothing, the pump may be jammed with debris, or the motor itself may have failed. If the motor runs, but no water comes out of the drain, then look for a kinked drain hose (inside the cabinet) or possibly a stray sock lodged in the drain outlet under the outer tub. Sometimes the pump impeller will come loose from the motor shaft causing loss of pump action. Hope that some of this helps!
Some how there is debris like socks or something small getting down and blocking your drain plug. take the bottom panel off your machine by removing the 3 (1/4") screws at the very bottom of your washer. once the panel is removed you'll see a 1 1/2" PVC white valve plug. open that by turning it to the left untill open (WARNING ALL THE WATER WILL DRAIN OUT THOUGH THIS PLUG) remove debris and you all set.
Try unplugging the washer and let the curcuit board reboot. Unplug for 5 min. Then try moving the selector to spin to drain the washer. Sometime selecting too many modes trying to get something working can confuse the electronics. Reboot the curcuit board and try just spin cycle.
It appears your pump has failed in this instance. The motor may be spinning - but the shaft may be freewheeling in the coupling and not spinning the pump.
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If your unit has never been serviced - there should still be an original service manual enclosed in plastic taped to the inside of the shell. In the service manual are Error codes, maintenance procedures, and troubleshooting steps you can follow.
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remove bottom panel open pump port and ck for foreign objects lean washer toward rear wall this will help help keep water toward rear and reduce flooding floor might try opening door first and dipping out as much water as possible with bottom panel removed reach up to lock area there is a tear shaped plastic peace pull it down to release door