Suddenly today, on rinse and spin cycles, a loud "gear grinding" sound comes from somewhere low on the washer and the tub will not turn. I think it is happening during a sequence of fill-tumble-drain cycles, maybe at the point where the direction of tumble changes. If I force the control knob forward just slightly the noise stops, the tub fills and the next rinse-tumble occurs. It's as though maybe the tub will rinse-tumble in one direction but not another. Maybe a stripped gear somewhere? That's what the alarmingly loud noise sounds like.
ANSWER Hi Bill. Remove the power and the back cover. Remove the belt and spin the inner basket to see if the rear tub bearing part # 131525500 is free? The tub gasket is part # 134146100. Spin the motor part # 131276200 shaft to see if it is free as well. Has the pulley worn a groove into the top of the rear tub. If so then the rear tub and the inner tub/spider gear assy. part # 131618500 are needing replaced. It will be advantageous to find the supplied tech sheet inside the cabinet to aid you in the diagnosis. It allows you to put the unit in a diagnostic mode which brings up fault codes and tells you which circuit needs assistance. Thank You.
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Thursday, June 21, 2012