I replaced my control assembly because a tech diagnosed the washer not agitating or spinning as a problem with the control assembly. After replacing the control panel the washer still does not agitate or spin. The timer otherwise moves through the cycle fine. The door lock lights and seems to work. The pump makes a loud grinding noise but is clear with no debris and the fins are good. It also drains very well. The washer is a front load. Before I plunk any more money into it, could the washers pump cause it not to agitate or spin? Any other suggestions?
ANSWER Hello Carrie,
The drain pump would not cause the unit to not agitate or spin. If it was a spin only issue that could be the case. Where you will want to look it at the spin control 134149220 or the motor 134869400. Check your wiring between the main control and the speed control for broken loose or corroded wiring. Also check between speed control and motor for the same. If this checks good then you can check the resistance on the motor. Disconnect plug on the drive motor and measure betwen pins 4 & 5 in the motor. If the meter reads between 105 & 130 ohms then motor is good. Outside of these readings the motor is bad and needs to be replaced. Disconnect the plug from motor and measure between 1 & 2, 1 & 3, and 2 & 3. This is measing the windings on the motor. All windings should be between 4 and 6 ohms. If the readings are correct then you want to replace the control board.
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Wednesday, December 12, 2012