Hi- My wife has been using the gentle cycle exclusively on the washer for more than 10 years straight. Recently, during the spin cycle, the clothes end up really soaked like the spin cycle did not get all the water out. I started using the normal cycle and the issue doesn't seem to happen. They spin down normally, with most of the water drained out. Would you think this is the timer that is causing an incomplete spin cycle or something else? Thanks
Answer Hello Michael,
This could have been something in the pump that has since gone on out with the drain water or the timer can in fact cause the issue.
This could also be caused by a spin bearing that is beginning to seize. This would only be the case if the load that came out wet was the second or third load and the spin bearing was already heated up from the previous loads. Since heat causes the metal parts to expand, this would not normally happen with the first load when the bearing is in the early stages of failure.
washer won't spin,ohmed motor,motor switch,and lid switch all seem to be ok. how can i test the timer?
Answer KPB, to test your timer, you'll need to remove power to the washer, set the timer dial to the final spin cycle and pull out the knob. You'll need to use the timer cam chart to determine which contacts are "closed" in the spin cycle (ei : white/black wire to yellow wire in switch14 on cam 8) , you could insert your meter probes in the back of the harness connection, but it's best to unplug the harness connector and check the appropriate brass pins on the timer itself for a "closed" circuit.
Washing machine doesn't always spin, makes noise of spinning but it doesn't. Is this timer or something else jack?
Answer Hello Sy. You need to check and see if the drive block 389140 inside the unit is bad and will need to be replaced in the unit.