My machine has gear case #389228 will this one interchange?
Answer Hello Dale. Based on the model number, 3360629 is correct. Thanks.
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.