Author Topic: XO4100Transmission or clutch problem causing wet clothes after final spin cycle?  (Read 3228 times)

Offline bsponge

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Hi there,
I was hoping someone could help me narrow down the cause of my Inglis washing machine problem.

Two weeks ago I noticed that the clothes were coming out wetter than usual and now take longer to dry.

I've taken the cabinet off and have noticed small drops of oil on the floor.  The motor coupler is in good shape, the drain hoses are all clear, agitation cycle appears strong and normal, the basket does not spin when the tub is draining and only takes 90 seconds to drain a full tub, the clutch turns using my thumb and forefinger in either direction and then gets to a point where it is very tough to move, When the spin cycle occurs the tub appears to spin slower than I remember in the past, on the final spin cycle there are two moments when the washer adds water for 3-5 seconds (normal??)

The last cycle was observed with an empty machine running with no clothes in it.
Is my problem just the clutch or tranny  or both and how can I test to isolate which one it is.

Thanks for any help.

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Here's what Whirlpool (the parent company) says to check:

With the cabinet removed and the lid switch bypassed, set the timer to spin. Looking at the transmission area, if the clutch plate turns but the upper brake plate above does not, the clutch is probably bad. If the clutch plate itself does not turn, it is a transmission issue. Your other question about the 5-second spritz during the spin cyle? It iscalled the "spray rinse" feature and is normal. This helps swirl out any residual soil while the tub spins.

« Last Edit: December 15, 2008, 06:44:38 AM by Repair-man »
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Thanks so much for the information.  I'll inspect the clutch and brake as you've instructed me to and post back next week with my results.

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Inside the tranny are 2 things which malfunction:
The main drive gear  and the spin pawl.
Stripped main drive gear or a smashed spin pawl.
The spin pawl is located under the main drive gear.
Lock ring pliers needed. Easy repair.
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the spray of water in final spin is a spray rinse and normal
if your oil is leaking from the top seal of the trans the oil will wick up the shaft get into the clutch and cause it to slip, slowing spin down
you can dismantle it and clean with degreaser for a temporary fix, but you should either replace top oil seal or replace the trans with a factory rebuilt one, last rebuilt trans i bought was only 99 bucks up here in canada and far easier than repairing the trans
and ALOT less mess
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Offline bsponge

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Inglis washer Model XO41002 now stuck in spin cycle.
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2009, 11:01:34 AM »
Hello again,

The Inglis washer is now stuck in the spin cycle with the 5 second rinse coming on occassionally.

Is this a transmission related issue or a timer related issue or something else entirely.

Washer was going through a cycle fine and then stayed on the spin cycle indefinitely.

Thanks for all your suggestions.

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Now you have a timer issue.
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