Author Topic: LG Front Loader WM2277HB Will Not Spin!  (Read 344 times)

Offline GRE-

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LG Front Loader WM2277HB Will Not Spin!
« on: June 10, 2014, 04:09:02 PM »
Greetings-


I'm very hopeful to get an educated response here after wasting some time elsewhere-


I have replaced Hall Sensor, Checked Stator 7.9 Ohms (though there is a small nick in plastic inner housing- I do see a very slight nick on copper wire....)

The rotor spins, the tub does not.

No error codes come up.


This did begin with a UE code-   Unplugged rebalanced load-  No error codes since-


I'm not sure where to check next-



Anyone have an idea, much appreciated. Its 7 years old.....been working fine til now-


Motor whines/squeaky sounds. The tub will spin in test mode somewhat...keeps disengaging.....

will not spin with 1 item in it-


Thanks for any input!

 

Offline scrapiron

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Re: LG Front Loader WM2277HB Will Not Spin!
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2014, 01:41:42 AM »
Sounds like the splines are stripped in the center of the rotor. Replace the rotor.

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Re: LG Front Loader WM2277HB Will Not Spin!
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2014, 09:23:49 AM »
Thanks for the response!


I took the rotor off...   These plastic splines still look like they grab.

I can rotate the rotor by hand and it turns the spindle- It there any specific way to test?


Thanks again!

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Re: LG Front Loader WM2277HB Will Not Spin!
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2014, 11:03:08 AM »
You said that the rotor spins, the tub does not. pretty much has to be worn splines in rotor.

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Re: LG Front Loader WM2277HB Will Not Spin!
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2014, 11:28:31 AM »
Yes-

I do believe you are right...and thank you for the input!


I noticed there is some play in the tub (up and down)   is this normal?

Offline keithvibe

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Re: LG Front Loader WM2277HB Will Not Spin!
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2014, 05:01:45 PM »



I noticed there is some play in the tub (up and down)   is this normal?
When you say tub do you mean the inner and outer tub. Hold the plastic outer tub with one hand move the inner SS tub with the other if it moves you have bearing wear.

 that is an indication of the tub bearing going bad. If you have been getting UE codes. You may want to read the user info one more time. The new front loader washers and top loaders for that matter want all the clothing to weigh the same when wet.
When you mix cottons and synthetics in the same load the cotton will hold more water when wet so the tub goes out of balance causing the UE code or Ue code.
Because the new washers spin faster than the old washers to help save dry time. If you mix fabric types you are putting wear on the unit because instead of the tub spinning in a circle it is oblong and creates the wear.

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Re: LG Front Loader WM2277HB Will Not Spin!
« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2014, 11:07:49 PM »
Thanks-


So, there is definately play between the stainless tub and the plastic -

I can spin the rotor by hand , the tub will spin if empty- but if a towel is put in, it no longer spins, or my daughter could easily reach in , grab the inner part of the tub and it stops while i kept the rotor spinning- 

does this sound like a bearing issue....Man I was hoping it was just the rotor-


only received a UE code 1 time.

even now - no codes....no spinning, but no codes


thanks for responding-

much appreciated

 

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