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.
I just purchased the motor for this washer. When I bolted up the motor, I noticed there is not a hole to attach the ground wire.
What should I do?
I called to have the company replace the motor with another. On the motor, there is a little picture for the ground wire,just as on my old motor but, no hole.
What should I hook the ground to?
Answer Hello Barb. Look and see if the ground wire is already going to the ground at another location, completing the circuit. If so, you should be fine with the piggy tailed connector not hooked to the motor 131276200. If not, you will need to attach the wire to the frame of the unit. You can splice the wire and make it longer if needed to reach ground. The motor is already internaly grounded.
Machine won't tumble or spin. Pump runs fine.1) How can I test the Door lock switch to make sure it's working? I have an Ohm/Voltage meter. 2) How can I test the motor with meter? I tried the wiring diagram and get no continuity for the 5&6 positions on the motor connector which says its for the Armature and should read less than 5 ohms.
Answer Hi Mike. If the motor windings do not ohm out at the 5 and 6 positions like your wiring diagram shows, then the new motor is part # 131276200. Remember it can be about 10 % leeway. It sounds like your door lock assembly part # 131763202 is not working correctly to allow proper operation. Shut off your circuit breaker before you touch anything. Also make sure your fill hoses and water valve screens are not clogged, as the water valve part # is .