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Offline go400

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VMW washer repair guide
« on: November 18, 2013, 04:34:12 PM »
I am new at repairing these washers and I am lost. The last washer I looked at the diagnostics failed to work.
 Are there any symptoms to tell what the problem part is?
 

Offline gscrandall

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Re: VMW washer repair guide
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2013, 04:47:44 PM »
Takes a bit to learn the diagnostics. Took me a few times reading carefully to learn them. Now I think there easy. 90% of the  time I replace the splutch pulley or shift er. and once pulled a sock from the pump. real easy once you get used to them. I have drilled out the welds on the trans. and replaced the bearing on 1 just to see if it could be done. You will need to learn them cause there going to be everywhere. Click on the link on the bottom of page its very usefull

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Re: VMW washer repair guide
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2013, 05:37:07 PM »
So, I guess if the washer will not spin, it's the lid switch and if the electronics are good, but it will not run, the problem is the shifter as it contains the motion sensor, or
the belt is off or the pulley screw came off.

Offline gregaguilar

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Re: VMW washer repair guide
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2013, 08:06:41 PM »
On this unites i have experience a broken wire right on the tie down near the roll of red wire This last time i put unit on diagnostics and would not spin i then checked for continuity on wires going to the motor and i found the white wire to be broken rite under the tie down i think it is the j16 plug up on the control board that you unplug and check your mortor windings and also continuity on the red and white wires going to the motor get the schematic on this unit and you will see that it gets easier all the time . this washers are very easy to work on but sometimes one little thing can make your life miserable I will be more than happy to help out I know AJ always does

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Re: VMW washer repair guide
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2013, 10:03:39 PM »
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Re: VMW washer repair guide
« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2013, 09:24:00 AM »
I have found 3 with a broken RED wire at the tie ,I wonder why only the red wire breaks?

Offline go400

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Re: VMW washer repair guide
« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2013, 10:15:53 AM »
So in this case, the washer diagnostics would indicate a failed motion sensor. Most of the washers I have seen where just dead, no motor action.
 Is there a re-set procedure for these so you can get it running again. For example, if the mode shifter fails while the motor is running, does it just stop and never run again??

 

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