Question about Hotpoint Aquarius WD63 Front Load Washer/Dryer
My washing machine has stopped spinning a few days ago. Is there something I can do?
Posted by Anonymous on
Maytag perfoma washing machine I just encountered this (won't spin) problem and was helped by a very courteous repairman. The machine set for several days between uses, my wife then decided to wash a load. It went through the agitation cycle fine, but when it came time for it to spin, all that happened it the motot kicked in and it started to smell hot. I checked to see if it was a belt and found that both belts were fine. I then called the shop were I bought the unit and talked to the repairman. He had me remove both belts, and check to see if the center pulley would turn. I could turn it clockwise, but not CCW. I then inserted a screwdriver into the pulley to act as a lever and pulled sharply. The drum broke loose and I was able to turn it. It seems that the upper bearing on the shaft becomes corroded from water leaking into the bearing. The machine is about 5 years old. I turned the timer to spin and it did not move, however, I had taken off the front cover. ( There are two clips on the bottm which hold the front cover in place. These need to be pried open to release the front. The cover is then raised to about 45 degrees and it will slip off) by pulling on the motor I could get the tub to spin. I ran it through the spin cycle several times to loosen up that bearing and it works fine. I do have to make sure the unit is used every day or two to prevent the unit from siezing up. The repair for this problemm is rather expensive so I will be looking to replace this machine in short order. However,thanks to the repairman for leading me through this while he was on the phone. This is the one advantage of buying a unit from a full service dealer. Posted by WFD 1/25/07
Posted on Jan 26, 2007
Re: my earlier response about the noisy machine during spin cycle It turns out to be a severly rusted spin bearing as I suspected. Evidently the seals under the tub leaked some water into the bearing. The rust created locked up the bearing until I manually turned the basket from the top. It was quite a job to get to the bearing: removed the top panel, basket cover ring, agitator and basket (pull really hard); removed the plastic nut(destroyed it) and seal assembly from the drive shaft inside the tub (made a special tool for this (a 2"x10" plate with two holes)); removed the tub( 4 screws inside, about 6 outside, and two hoses); removed the metal disk cone-shaped plate above the transmission ; and removed the bearing assembly from the plate.
Posted on Mar 05, 2007
This is a major problem with the Maytag Neptune Series and you could list the parts and part numberes for the wax motor, circuit board and mold ridden door gaskets.
Posted on Mar 01, 2007
I have the same problem exactly. Turned the basket to loosen it up after it froze. Now it spins but is very noisy. Sounds like the noise is coming from just under the tub, where the top bearing is located.
Posted on Feb 25, 2007
Problem could possibly be the coupler, a small part located between the motor and the transmission (drive)- easy repair - simply remove cabinet...
Posted on Jan 24, 2007
It sound like it could be a belt. if the motor runs while in the spin cycle then most likely the problem is the belt.
Posted on Jan 24, 2007
This model doesn't seem to have a belt. I believe that it is direct drive.
Posted on Jan 23, 2007
This has happened to me twice. Honest to pete, all I did to fix it was reboot it. I literally unplugged it and plugged it back in (after taking all the crap off the top). I think sometimes when you set stuff on top it triggers something to stop the spinning and protect the drum. They are serious in the instruction book about not setting anything on top of the machine. Good luck.
Posted on Jan 18, 2007
Some times the dryer is directil connected to the spin motor.in this case my be the capacitor is fualty or the motor winding it self
Posted on Jan 17, 2007
These washers are not belt driven but are gear driven these gears might have slipped it requires you to remove the cabinent and is rather easy once you get it apart..
Posted on Jan 17, 2007
Please include instructions on how to replace the washing machine belt.
Posted on Jan 07, 2007
If the washer seems to complete all of its cycles, but it doesn't spin: 1) Be sure the load of clothes is not lop-sided. If the tub becomes unbalanced, it may spin erratically or not at all. Sometimes you can just open the lid and reposition the clothes. This automatically resets an off-balance shut-off switch. Just close the lid and re-try. 2) Check the lid switch and the tab on the lid that strikes it. If the plastic tab is broken, the washer may halt during the spin cycle. If the switch doesn't click when you press and release it, it's probably broken. If you're experienced at home repair, you can remove the switch, test it, and replace it if needed; otherwise, call an appliance repair service person. 3) The belt may be loose, worn, or broken. If you're fairly handy, tighten or replace the belt, otherwise call an appliance repairperson. 4) Call an appliance repairperson; there may be a problem with the controls.
Posted on Jan 18, 2006
Posted on Feb 27, 2007
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