The drum is very hard to turn clockwise but spins very easy counterclockwise. Would it be the transmission or brake?
Answer Hello Jennifer. It sounds like the brake is holding as it should on the unit. Try turning the pulley under the unit and see what it does instead of the drum.
When the washer is washing, does the tub spins or remains in a stationary position?
Answer Hello Praiman sookar. The tub moves a little, but does not spin during the wash cycle.
My washer when it is on the cycle spin there is a sound underneath and the belt spins, but the washer's agitator doesn't move.
Answer Hello Julie. Check and see if the helix 40047402 is bad under the pulley and is not allowing the pulley to rise and release the brakes. If so, you will need to replace the helix on the unit. If the brakes are releasing and the unit does not spin, you will need to replace the transmission W10219148 in the unit.
I replaced tub seal kit, new lower bearing in milk stool, transmission and a new belt. After installing all the above the pulley does not release the brake to spin nor does the pulley go down to engage the Helix. I removed the motor and checked the motor rpm with a digital tach for rpm and also for the correct direction depending. I thought maybe the brake was too tight to see if would at least spin so I sprayed the brake rotoe with spray silicone but that did not nelp. I also removed the pulley and helix to inspect and they are fine. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Phil
Answer Hi Mr. J. Use a little of grease on the lower helix -to trans.-spline dogs so the helix will easily slide up and down on the shaft splines. Anywhere 2 pieces of metal contacts one another then it needs grease in between the 2 sparingly so they work together(if not already in a lubricated area). As you rotate the main pulley one way the agitator will operate and you will hear a click,click,click. In the opposite direction the pulley upper washers will engage the brake rotor and release the clutch plate (similar to a car manual clutch) which spreads open and releases the brake pads. If the steel washer part # 40063201 is not placed above the pulley first as the plastic fiber washer above it part # 40065701 they will not work correctly and engage the brake rotor properly. If the bottom trans. shaft pulley bolt is not lok-tited on it will work loose and not allow the system to work. You then will hear a clunk,clunk,clunk and see the bottom bolt loose. Thank You.
My Amana washer is not agitating but I can hear the timer clicking while its in the wash cycle. Also, when it is finished spinning it no longer brakes but free spins to a stop. Wondering if its the belt, the timer or is the transmission gone?
Answer Brian, as long as the motor runs, and the timer advances, it's neither of those. You are most likely having an issue with the brake pads or pulley R0000014 R9900474 or drive pulley and helix cam 40047102 40047402. You can remove the lower front access panel and check the components and the washer for operation using a flashlight, just be carefull. Thanks and good Luck
When washer is on the spin cycle, the drum will not turn even if you try to turn by hand. It is very hard to turn. The timer is working and I put a new belt on. The other belt was about to break.
Answer Hello David. You will need to check and see if the tub bearing is locked up on the tub. If so, it will prevent the tub from spinning. If it is bad, you will need to replace the tub bearing kit W10116791. You can remove the transmission from the bearing and turn the bearing by hand to see if it is bad. Hope this helps.
Spinning cyle, drum spins too slow. Does not pick up high speed. Seems to be laboring.
Answer Hello Wilma. You will need to check the belt 27001006 and the pulley 40047102 and the helix 40047402 to see if they are bad. When turning the pulley by hand, make sure it is releasing the brake assembly properly without dragging. If it is dragging, you will need to replace the pulley and the helix. Hope this helps.