washer is about 25 yearrs old it has been a great machine.
it has stoped spining and draining, it tries to. the moter hums and the thermal switch trips.the lid switch is working. i pulled the pump it seemed to work ok i replaced it anyway. put back to gether to change in problme. i can get it to spin and drain but have to keep cycling the spin cycl. have to wait for moter to cool. i also have a gresey coveing on the top of the shafts an in side the ajitater. could my problem be the drive tube/bearings?
Answer Dave, Drive tube bearings 285203, when they fail or start to fail are usually accompanied by quite a bit of noise, everything between a squealing noise to a loud thumping or grumbling noise. And the deposits on the agitator and shaft, could be from fabric softener, soil, etc. from the clothes washing process. Before dismantling the tubs and transmission, you may want to check the brake shoes and rollers 285438 and make sure there is no "drag" on the system, and suspect the timer 3946434 may be making a dual contact and causing the motor to overheat and "stall" at the start of the spin cycle.
My washing machine works fine, but once the spin cycle ends, it stops hard, and makes a loud bang noise as if it hit a wall. So much that the machine jumps a little. The machine is about three years old.
Answer T, You're very close to correct, you will need to remove the drive tube and brake assembly and check for damaged brake shoes, rollers, etc. You also want to check the drive block 389140 when you remove the spanner nut and tub to lower the drive tube out of the bottom of the washer.
I replaced the couplers on the unit because one had broken. The unit now just hums in the spin cycle like the brake is stuck. I tried to move the agitator but will not move. What else could it be?
Answer Hello Will,
You will want to make sure that the wire harness to the motor is fully seated. Also check to make sure that the coupling is fully seated on transmission. If this all checks ok then you will want to change out the clutch assembly. Also check drain pump to make sure that there is nothing clogged in pump and that pump is spinning properly. You can pull the pump off the motor and see if unit spins with pump off to test pump.
washer seems to work fine,but during agitation it makes an intermittent thumping noise (like its jump out of time). I did find a loose coupler on the motor side and replaced that and still have the noise. Thank you in advance for your help.
Answer Kevin, If the noise is at the start or end of the spin cycle, you'll need to check the drive block 389140 and drive tube tabs 285792 for excessive wear and "rounded off" edges. If the noise is during the agitation, you'll need to remove the motor,coupler and cushion, turn the coupler on the transmission input shaft in the counter clock wise direction, If you hear of feel the "thump" noise as you turn it, the issue is inside the gearcase 3360629 and it will need to be replaced.