Question about Washing Machines
I am experiencing serious thumping during the spin cycle with my Maytag washer LAT9634ABE, even moving the machine on the floor. On checking, clothes do not appear to be unbalanced in the drum. Experience thumping even with small wash load.
When moving the drum back and forth by hand it does not quickly re-centre and it feels like there is friction resistance to the movement. Is this a normal effect of the damper mechanism?
I have removed the front panel and nothing appears broken. Should I try tightening the centering springs? Or does it seem I should replace the damper mechanism?
The motor on this washer turn one way to wash and the other way to spin and drain.
So if the washer is spinning and not draining you have a pump problem.Take the front panel off and watch to see what is happening.
You will have to check for power to the motor in spin. Either the motor is bad or the timer or both. Refer to the schematic for this.
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Posted on Jul 25, 2008
If it’s an FAV6800A I think you may have a clutch malfunction with your machine. To verify if the clutch has malfunctioned we need to perform a quick check. Please visit this link and review my post of Solution #1 posted on Jan 30, 2009. Steps 1 & 2 should get you started and give us some troubleshooting direction. Please post back with your results or if you have any questions.
Good Luck… Rich.
Posted on Mar 01, 2009
I assume that your saying this happens all the time and not just because you have too many clothes on one side of your washer. First make sure your washing machine is level and there is no problem with the feet. If that checks out take the cabinet off the washer and check the tub hold down springs/straps and make sure they are still attached....they can come loose or break. Hope this helps!
Posted on Apr 24, 2010
It appears your clutch assembly has failed in this instance.
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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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Posted on Sep 18, 2010
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