After spin and rinse or after the agitation cycle the tubs stops violently, too quick, immediate. Is this the brake assembly or thrust bearing or both?
If the unit is making a screeching type noise at the end of the cycle then the issue would be the brake assembly. You would want to replace the brake and stator on the unit. The tub is designed to stop rapidly but should not make the screeching noise.
My washer will pump out the water but does not spin. I looked underneath the machine and if I turn the pulley one way the agitator does turn but when I turn the pully the opposite direction it turns very easily but nothing happens. the agitator does not move nor does the tub. Could it be the transmission pulley and bearings?
The thrust bearing sounds like it could be worn out. The agitator will not spin but the whole tub should spin when turning the thrust bearing counter clockwise. If this is not happening and the thrust bearing is not pushing the brake assembly up then the issue will be a bad thrust bearing and in some cases could be a bad transmission but the thrust bearing is normally the first option.
I bought a thrust bearing assembly kit. No matter how hard I try, I cannot attach either washer (.032 or .062). The transmission only moves when I use the heavier washer. I have watched the video numerous times. I cannot get the E clip to attach. Any advice would be appreciated. Bob
Answer Hello Bob,
The washer is used as an adjustment for the brake. If there is too much room on the shaft, the brake cannot be released so there will be no spin. If there is no room on the shaft even when you lay the machine on its' side, the "E" clip can be installed without either washer and it will operate properly. In the case of too much slack on the shaft, both washers have to be installed. This is why technicians never dispose of the old washers, (from the old kit being removed), in case they are needed in the future when more slack is accumulated from normal wear on the thrust bearing assembly.