Hi, This is a follow up. Leveling and cleaning the boot did not help. The stainless steel drum does not seem to be attached at this point: It does not spin well at all manually. It used to spin manually ok but, I let it spin during the spin cycle and now the drum is loose. premm mentioned a spider arm on another front loader; could it be and what's involved. I've got more time than money.
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Re: Thrashing Spin Cycle
If the basket is loose, you will have to replace the basket( this includes the spider arm you are asking about) and the rear half of the tub( this includes the bearing). Be sure to check the owners manual for your warranty information. The basket and tub may very well still be covered by warranty. You will have to pay the labor, usually around $200.
If you do decide to purchase the parts and repair it yourself, post back and I will try to walk you through it.
Just remember this,
it is much easier to remove the inner workings from the rear than the front, and
this is a 2 man job.
1 person can do it but it is sooo much easier with some one to help set the tub assembely out as a unit.
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As I know it happens to other Asko washer models as well. From 800 rpm going up to 12-14 or 1600 rpm. That sounds happens due to vibration generated from motor. I do not thing you can do much about it unless changing motor,which is costly remedy. Thanks.
Yes I have this type of washer and it has the water in a ring at the top of the drum to help balance it out during spin, not quite sure why but yes it should be there. The gargling sound you describe could also be the balancing hooks that attach the drum to the top of the washer which sometimes make strange noises but there fine.
If the pulley wobbles, it sounds like a bad bearing, and that could account for the oil/grease. One more thing you might check, mine acted bad in the spin cycle, but mine was the leveling spring at the bottom of the drum. The way to tell from the top is if the drum tends to lean forward instead of being centered when sitting. Good luck.
Hi Same problem but easy to fix.
Remove back cover of machine. Look to the lower end of the bowl and you will notice a stainless steel wire with hook attached. If this is hanging loose that will be your problem. Reattach the hook to the grey coloured lever , it has a hole drilled through it at the extremity. The wire pulls on this lever to disengage the drum brake during the spin cycle.
Spider arms attached to stainless steel drum inside of tub have probably broken. This is a known problem with Frigidaire front loading washing machines. The stainless steel drum has a 25 year warranty but this does not include the spider arms. You cannot buy the spider arms separately, you have to buy the unit as one. The drum cost about $250.00 and probably about $300.00 in labor to install. You can do it yourself but it is pretty involved. Good Luck!
If your machine produces a lot of banging noises when in a permanent press final spin you may be experiencing a broken spider. It is a part which is not made from stainless steel metal, but attached to a stainless still drum (tub spin). So, when it is soaked in water all the time during a normal operation of a washer it creates a galvanic element between a stainless still drum and itself. This results in severe corrosion of the "spider" and then leads to it's breakage. To check if you have a broken "spider" open the door of the washer and try to kick your internal drum back and forward while rotating it slowly.If you will hear clicking noises (metal to metal) in some position of the drum it means that your spider is broken. The replacement of this spider will require complete disassemble of the drum. Most likely you will end up replacing this whole part
Drum assembly, spin basket
Part # 131618500Another way is get just a spider part, it's doable, but may be tricky. Cheers!