Washes clothes but won't spin.
Answer Hello Tony. It sounds like the lid switch 3949247 is bad and will need to be replaced on the unit. You need to test the lid switch and look for breaks in the lid switch. You can test this with a multi-meter TJMA-DMT3. Here is a link on how to use a multi-meter. http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/oven-repair-including-ranges-cooktops/4810-how-check-continuity-ohmmeter.html
Hello. I previously wrote in twice, here is what has occurred thus far. The washer was stopping itself during the spin cycle and the clothes would end up to wet when the wash cycles were complete. We were advised to change the belt. We did that and the problem did not fully correct. It was spinning at the right speed but would abruptly stop during spin and then start back up. We were then advised to change the snubber and thrust bearing kit, which we ordered and are awaiting there arrival. We put the washer back together so that I could do a few loads of necessary laundry and now the washer is locking up and not functioning after filling up. The motor is extremely hot and acting like its seizing up. Is it possible that my husband assembled the washer back together to tight to make it bind up? What else could be going on with the machine? Thank you
Answer Avery, Yes, it's possible something was over tightened or misaligned and causing a drag on the drive system, causing the motor to overheat. Remove the new belt and make sure the proper part was received and installed, check and make sure the motor moves and slides freely on the motor plate. Also check and make sure the motor and transmission pulley is not distorted, scorched, melted etc. The belt has to "slip" on the pulleys in order to reach the proper torque, if it can't slip properly, there's excess drag and the motor overheats.
My washing machine is a Whirlpool model 5132E commercial Quality( I think). It fills up ,washes,then nothing happens,this happens on all cycles,(it dies)..is it major or is it fixable
You will want to check the lid switch to make sure that it is good and check the drain pump to make sure that it is not clogged or obstructed. An obstructed drain pump will not allow unit to go into drain or spin.
how do you get to drive belt
Answer Kelly, The drive belt is located on the bottom of the machine. Slide the washer out far enough to raise the front feet a few inches off the floor, place a wood block under the front feet, or move the washer far enough out to prop the washer against the wall. The motor is "spring loaded" to maintain pressure on the belt, once you "roll" the belt off of the transmission pulley the belt will fall off the other two, reverse the procedure to install the new belt.
My washer is making noise like a plopping belt and slipping as it agitates.
Answer Hello Tina,
If the noise is like a screeching type of noise then you would need to replace the brake 35-6714 and 35-6918 stator. You may also want to check the drain pump to make sure that there is nothing in the pump creating noise and causing slippage of belt.