My washer has a vibration in it and I checked all of the suspension springs and they are good. The tub also leans to the right.
Answer Hello Robert. You need to check the suspension spring W10250667 located on the back of the unit. It causes the issue you are having. The three around the floater plate are not the same as this one.
My washer will not move from cycle to cycle. The button on the washer will not move to the next cycle. I have to manually move it.
Answer Hello Lisa. Test for power coming to the timer motor. If it is there, and the unit does not advance, you will need to replace the timer on the unit.
How do I know When the clutch assembly needs changing.
Answer Mywhirl, The most common indicator is a poor spin, all the articles are still wet at the end of the cycle. Occasionally it will make a slight "slipping" scraping noise. here's some information that may be more helpfull [http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/washer-repair/3265-replacing-direct-drive-washer-brake-shoes.html]. Thanks
Washer vibrate or shake during spin.
Answer Hello Kant. Based on the information you provided, it sounds like the suspension spring W10250667 may have come off or is broke. You will need to check the suspension spring in the unit.
Washing machine over fills runs over tub even on small load.
Answer Hello Robert. If you can stop the water from entering the machine by turning off the timer or unplugging the unit, you will need to look for a bad pressure hose or replace the pressure switch W10339229. If the only way to shut off the water is at the shut off for the water hoses, you will need to replace the water valve 285805 in the unit.
My lid switch failed today. The unit is ancient, (20 years). The inner workings are also getting to be noisy, (per repairman). I would just like to know what size this unit is, and what would be comparable in todays marketplace?
Answer Hello Hank,
There are no longer any good top load machines since the manufacturers have gone to high efficiency top loaders. The best machine in my personal opinion is a front load by Whirlpool. The full sized Duet. I've been a technician for a long time and the only machines I "love" are the ones I don't have to work on. I've had my Duet for over two years and have never had to do a thing to it. Out of probably 20 washers I have owned, this is the first one that has not failed even in warranty.
What makes a lid switch bad, is there more to it than the contact points? Why does the basket spin only after the lid is lifted and put down?
Answer Hi Whirldly. The lid switch part # 8318084 will go bad if the internal mechanical (physical) parts separate. Any man made part will fail eventually. If there was a electrical power surge as the washer was running, then the surge first goes through the lid switch and damages it.... If the lid was opened and then continuously slammed closed (as it was when I had teenagers), it has a negative effect as well. If it is not installed into the lid opened slot fully then the lid will close and engage the switch too soon and break it internally. Any one of these reasons can break it. The unit will only spin when the timer knows the lid switch is closed for safety. This has been a U.L. code change approx. 10 yrs ago. If you have to reset the lid to get a spin- then this is the sign of a bad lid switch. Thank You.