At the start of the spin cycle the machine makes noise but then smooths out. The noise is not a constant whir or grind. It is more of a whoop,whoop noise as if sometihing was off-center or not seated properly.
Answer Kathryn, It doesn't sound like a Spanner nut issue, you may want to check and make sure there are no small articles stuck between or under the spin tub. With the type noise you described, and depending on usage the issue could be in the drive tube assembly 285792 or the center post assembly 285203. When the bearings are worn, thay can make a noise similar to your description.
I need to check the spanner nut. Do I have to lay the wash machine on its side or front to find this nut?.
Answer Hello Dianne,
If you take the agitator out of unit the spanner nut is what keeps the inner tub in place.
We bought the spanner wrench and removed the nut but have tried and tried to lift out the tub. It will not budge! We put wd-40 and had 2 guys pulling on it etc. It is not coming off. Any Ideas?
Answer Hello V. If the outer tub ring is removed, then the inner basket assembly with the spanner nut removed, should lift out. You may need to rock it back and forth as you are lifting on the basket.
Would this part be a reason why my washer will not spin the in spin cycle? It will spin if the load is very light.
Answer Hello Sharon,
The spanner nut 21366 could be loose, but if this is the cause, it will need a new drive block 389140 and possibly a new basketdrive assembly 285792. If the spanner nut is loose, the drive block will have to b replaced, but you need to determine if the basket drive needs replaced or not. This is done by looking at the "ears" that stick up and mesh with the two notches in the drive block. If the ears are square on both sides of both ears, the basketdrive is good. If one side of both ears are rounded off, the basketdrive will have to be replaced to avoid a repeat of the same issue. There is a special tool used to remove and reinstall the spanner nut. The part number is TJ90TB123A.
You could have a bad motor coupler unless the unit is agitating properly. If it is agitating properly, the motor coupler cannot be the issue.
When using the spanner wrench, how do you keep the drum from spinning?
Answer Hi Dwight. Spanner Nut - This nut is used on belt and direct drive washing machines. Thread: Right-hand. Holds the inner tub in place. Tool for removing the spanner nut - TJ90TB123A. You will use a steel headed, short handle mallot which will allow you short powerfull burst that will overcome the possibility of any inner tub turning. Thank You.
Part Number: AP2913937
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The Agitator does not move in Regular and permanent press cycle, but does move slowly in gentle and soak cycles. What part do I need?
Answer Hello Schuyler. Test and see if there is power coming to the motor when in regular cycle. If so, and the motor does not run, replace the motor 285222. If not, you will need to replace the timer 385341. You can test this with a multi-meter TJMA-DMT3. Here is a link on how to use a multi-meter. Hope this helps. http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/oven-repair-including-ranges-cooktops/4810-how-check-continuity-ohmmeter.html
Once you get the spanner nut off does the drum just lift off?
Answer Hi Sharon. Yes. You might have to carefully rock it back and forth to get it free though. Thank you.