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Offline m3chris

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Re: washer struggles to spin...
« Reply #10 on: August 29, 2012, 11:29:25 AM »
Thanks. Tech ordered all new parts to the motor to be safe.

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Re: washer struggles to spin...
« Reply #11 on: September 07, 2012, 07:40:05 PM »
Update... New rotor stator and hall sensor. Same problem. Try's to spin, struggles, then the noises from above videos then LE error.

Offline niobrara

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Re: washer struggles to spin...
« Reply #12 on: September 07, 2012, 11:37:34 PM »
Control board

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Re: washer struggles to spin...
« Reply #13 on: September 08, 2012, 09:45:57 AM »
The first video sounds like a bearing.  The 2nd video sounds like the hall sensor trying to get the thing to roll.  Check the play on the tub.  It's possible that the bearing has failed and the magnet is rubbing on the stator as it's turning.  Open the door and place your hand on the upper part of the tub and try to rock it up and down.  You will probably hear a clunking noise.  That's a sign that the bearing has failed.
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Offline john63

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Re: washer struggles to spin...
« Reply #14 on: September 08, 2012, 08:42:10 PM »
Is the washer on a *wood* floor?

What is the SERIAL NUMBER?

STATORS virtually *never* fail ( I've never seen had a single STATOR failure---ever).

HALL EFFECT SENSORS can fail if manufactured *before* May 2008 (Serial Number helps)

Stripped ROTORS **can** occur but usually on other models (WM0642 for example)

If the build date indicates that the washer was made *after* early 2008---the most likely cause of failure (especially if the washer is on a *wood* floor) would be a damaged wire(s) on the HARNESS which runs/routes to the HALL EFFECT SENSOR from a plug located at the base of the washer---directly underneath the MOTOR ASSY (slightly to the left).

Unplug washer.

Disconnect the WIRE HARNESS from the HALL EFFECT SENSOR.

Have an assistant/helper hold the WIRE HARNESS while testing continuity of each single wire using a test meter.

Tell your helper to slowly move/flex/bend the WIRE HARNESS to check for cracked wires (internally).

If the WIRE HARNESS shows intermittent continuity when moved/flexed---it should be replaced...

WIRE HARNESS:  6877ER1016F



Offline m3chris

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Re: washer struggles to spin...
« Reply #15 on: September 08, 2012, 11:35:22 PM »
Concrete floor. After all parts replaced I can make it through a full wash cycle empty. With the weight of a king size flannel bed sheet 10lbs wet, it try's to spin and can't.

So the suggestion of control board, and wire harness above... Would you still suggest those knowing this? With the old rotor/stator I couldn't make it through a cycle on an empty load.

1 more week before a&e can come back to look at it again.

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Re: washer struggles to spin...
« Reply #16 on: September 08, 2012, 11:56:34 PM »
One more piece of the puzzle while I wait for the tech...

If I put into fastest spin cycle I hear it inside the house and I never did before. So perhaps that bearing is bad?




Offline niobrara

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Re: washer struggles to spin...
« Reply #17 on: September 09, 2012, 12:40:40 PM »
Could be the bearing however these unit have very few bearing issues harness and hall sensor can be check ed very fast if they check I believe the tech Manuel says replace the control I will try and look it up later I have had a few unit make strange noises like you have one bad sensor one a harness issue and one a control board the tech manual on these unit is very good if followed and the correct testing done I have found

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Re: washer struggles to spin...
« Reply #18 on: September 14, 2012, 02:40:42 PM »
I am fixed!! Damaged wire in the harness that one or two of you suggested. Thanks for your time!

 

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