My front-load 1987 Whirlpool LA8800XSW0 washer works fine until the spin cycle, then gets very noisy--kind of a ratchety-grindy noise. First, I replaced the drive block, spanner nut, and clutch assembly (no change), then the basket drive (no change).
From reading Q&A and forum, I'm thinking the transmission/gear box is next to replace--is this what you'd think? Is there anything else it might be?
(Also, by the way, I haven't replaced the motor coupler because it looked ok -- just noticed that three of the holes were a little wider--stretched, but not much.)
Based on the information provided and what has already been done, The issue does sound like it would be a gearcase issue.
My washer agitates, drains the water but when it comes to the spin cycle it doesn't work. You can hear the motor working but does not spin. Thanks
In most cases when the unit does not go into the spin cycle it is caused by a faulty clutch assembly. If the clutch 285785 is not working the spin will not work.
My machine is smoking and has a burning smell to it? Is it my gearcase gone bad?
Answer Hello Lupe. You need to check and see if something has the unit locked up or jammed. Make sure nothing is stuck in the pump or between the inner and outer basket. If all is clear, and the transmission is locked up, replace the transmission.
Washing machine spins slow in spinning cycle, leaving closes too wet. All the other cycles work good.
What could be a problem?
Answer Hello Virgil. You need to check the drive block 389140 to see if it is stripped out and the clutch 285785 to see if it is loose and worn first on the unit. If both of these check good, then you will need to replace the transmission 3360629 in the unit.
My washer does not agitate or spin. It makes a loud noise like loud spinning/slash grinding noise.
Answer Hello Paul,
This can be a brake 285792, clutch 285785, or gearcase 3360629 issue. This will have to be disassembled to find the source of the noise.
When starting the rinse cycle my washer will hum and not spin. (I peak in with out tripping the lid switch) Once i move the agitator around a bit, and close the lid it will sound and spin normally. I just replaced the clutch, dogs and drive coupling.
Answer Cole, It's not likely a mechanical issue, at this point, and with the work you've performed. Since the washer fills and agitates, it's not likely a fault in the motor or lid switch. The humming and then the washer operating after the lid is raised and closed again, indicates an issue in the timer W10199989. there is probably a weak contact that isn't resetting, when the timer advances and attempts to start the spin cycle, the motor hums, when you raise and lower the lid, you interrupt the power to the timer, the contact releases, and the motor runs and spins.