my washer does everything but spin. i thought it might be the transmission. i took off the front cover, the motor tries to spin but mostly will lock up, at times it will spin and the belt will remain stationary. i can not turn the tub by hand. i pulled the tub out today and flipped it over removing the motor. the transmission bearing in this picture
IS SHOT! i mean the bearing is completely shredded apart, only the rubber face ring is still there. when you set the washer to "drain and spin" it would function until the "spin" part where the electric motor would move and then immediately stop. and the transmission would not move at all. upon removing the broken bearing shards it seems to work but now i need to replace the bearing at the least. could this actually solve my issue or should i just order a new transmission? washer is 3 years old.
btw, you guys have an awesome price on the transmission and looks like outstanding support, thank you so much for making the question answer area available!
ANSWER Hello Eric,
As long as there was no damage done to the transmission shaft by the bearing you should only need to replace the bearing on the unit.
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Wednesday, February 13, 2013