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Offline ryan111

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WMW washer
« on: March 08, 2013, 08:49:48 AM »
Model number WTW5500xw0
 
I got one of these new VMWs giving me trouble. What it does is in a wash cycle it will run the sensing cycle for about 15 seconds then the lock light will start blinking and it stops. I put in into spin and drain and it will start spinning for about 15 seconds then the lock light will start to blink and it stops.

It seemed logical to me that the lid lock was bad but after replacing it the problem still occurs.

It has the two errors. Basket speed sensor fault and motor unable to reach target rpm.

Now I am thinking it might be the actuator.

I am still very unfamiliar with this machine but so far I am not sure I like working on them.
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Re: WMW washer
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2013, 09:12:16 AM »
I found a sock in one that acted just like you are saying. made a video:

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Re: WMW washer
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2013, 09:12:52 AM »
Most likely the actuator. Check all connections and verify they are snug. If they are good, replace the actuator.

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Re: WMW washer
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2013, 05:58:26 PM »
Most likely the actuator. Check all connections and verify they are snug. If they are good, replace the actuator.

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Re: WMW washer
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2013, 06:21:41 PM »
How do you check the actuator?
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Re: WMW washer
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2013, 09:45:48 PM »
The time to run diagnostics is longer than changing it.  :D (actuator)

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Re: WMW washer
« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2013, 10:45:14 PM »
Model number WTW5500xw0
 
I got one of these new VMWs giving me trouble. What it does is in a wash cycle it will run the sensing cycle for about 15 seconds then the lock light will start blinking and it stops. I put in into spin and drain and it will start spinning for about 15 seconds then the lock light will start to blink and it stops.

It seemed logical to me that the lid lock was bad but after replacing it the problem still occurs.

I found that if you put it into normal cycle & the lid locks then unlocks & does nothing else, lid lock is OK, suspect the actuator or drive train, actuator usually.  If lid lock does not click lock, but light blinks, either ohm the switch out to specs or plug a new one into the board & see if it works with latch in place.  machines are easier than them GE's to figure out.

The time to run diagnostics is longer than changing it.  :D (actuator)

Got that right!   Did the diagnostic & it tested good...ended changing out the actuator cause I coud not find any thing 'wrong'.  That took care of it, now I look at my lights at first, put into diagnostic mode, when it does not agitate or spin, flip it over & look at underside.  If looks Ok in goes the actuator.  Has not failed me yet.  O0
 


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Still having problems with this washer.
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2013, 11:11:13 AM »

First tried the lid lock (as said before) then I replaced the actuator. With the new actuator the washer reacts exactly the same.

When you start a wash cycle the lid locks and the sensing light comes on. Then the lock light starts blinking for about 3 minutes. Then the lid unlocks and the washer just sits there in the standby mode until you try to start it again.

When you start a drain/spin cycle the same thing happens only the drain pump does run for about 30 seconds.

In the service mode the washer will do everything. It will fill (hot and cold), wash, drain and spin.

It still has the same error codes I mention above. 
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Re: WMW washer
« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2013, 11:52:31 AM »
New one on me, my next 2 points I would look at is check wiring,  then confirm all the good components in the diagnostic break down.   I would  suspect control board, I would do the book test on the control board. I would doble check the lid latch/switch, I remember having trouble with a new switch one time  had to take it off & use old latch to get it to work.  spent some time on it before getting it to work.  Sorry I can't be much more help at the moment.
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Re: WMW washer
« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2013, 06:20:20 PM »
I think the unit I had doing that was 3 broken wires to the motor. Check the restraints on the bottom of the tub going to the motor. Meter will not catch it as 9volt meter through wires shows good.(lies to you ) 110 volt power and it opens. Took me an hour to find it on the one I had.

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Re: WMW washer
« Reply #10 on: March 13, 2013, 08:19:02 PM »
This is one weird washer. Had a simular problem. Unplugged all wiring from control board. Reassembled, unit worked perfectly. I did not do a re caliibration. Worked fine.

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