We recently completed a motor control board repair on our washer and noticed while the washer is spinning that the pulley seems to be bent or at least out of alignment. With the belt removed, there is no play in the pulley otherwise, and the drum spins freely and without additional noise or vibration. Must we replace the pulley to correct this, or is this an indication of something more serious?
ANSWER Hello Ryan,
If the unit spins out at high speed and isn't jumping around, I would disregard the pulley seeming to be out of alignment. There is no such thing as perfection in this world and many of these units do this. The only time you should pay attention to this is if it is affecting the ending result of the use of the unit such as causing and out-of-balance condition or other such issue.
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Monday, January 21, 2013