We have a washer I need to either fix or replace. During the spin cycle, there is a really bad repetitive sound, that doubles in speed when switched from "slow" to "fast". Also, it looks like the spindle that sticks up to the drive block is only advancing a little and then stopping, then advancing a little then stopping... while basket moves only a little.. rather than the spindle etc actually spinning.
Here is a link to two short videos of this. "part 1" is the second video, "part 2 is the first one on the page". they are each < 1 min long.
I have leaned toward it being transmission, though perhaps something w/ the bottom of the drive tube (worn plastic part some on it"), or clutch, or possibly electronic?
Do you recognize this sound, these symptoms? If you do, that would be very helpful, as I need to either fix or replace it quickly for our family.
Thanks very much.
Answer Hello Robert_MC,
The most likely cause of the unit making this type of noise and little movement during spin is would be the clutch or brake. You will want to visually inspect the brake and clutch for wear or damage.
My washer makes a loud knocking noise in the spin cycle, can you help with the problem.
Answer Hello Michael,
You will want to check the springs on the unit to make sure that they have good tension. You will want to check to make sure that the suspension pads are in place and are not worn. Check to make sure that the tub cover still has liquid in it. If tub cover loses the liquid it will cause off balance knocking. Check to make sure that the inner tub is not loose. Check to make sure that the drain pump does not have something in it causing noise.
After removing transmission assembly how do I tell if its bad .
Answer Hello Mike,
You will not be able to visually look at the transmission to tell if it is bad. In order to find out if transmission is bad it has to be installed in unit and would need to know what the symptoms of inoperative machine is.
The drain transmission is leaking oil bad. What can I do?
Answer Hello Mon. If the transmission is leaking oil, you will need to order and replace the transmission in the unit.