We've noticed some oil on the floor under the Whirlpool washer. I've also found that if I use Delicate cycle, when it gets to the point where is sounds like it should be agitating it does rapid little ticking sounds like a timer but doesn't do anything else. (I don't usually use that cycle.) The last thing is that I can't do loads of wash on normal cycle back to back. I have to have pauses in between, like it needs to cool down or something, or it will completely shut off. But if I pause between loads for about 5-10 minutes, it works fine. What parts should I be looking at for the problem??
ANSWER Kelly, The first thing to check is voltage to the machine, when it's operating( preferably at the start of the spin cycle). You need to maintain a minimum of 108 VAC at this point of the cycle. Low voltage can cause the motor 661600 to overheat, make noise and "stall" during the cycle. You also want to check the drain pump 3363394, make sure there's nothing in the pump causing a drag on the motor, and that the bearings are not making noise or seizing.
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Thursday, September 12, 2013