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performa washer not spinning.
« on: March 16, 2009, 04:51:26 PM »
I NEED HELP WITH MY WASHER, I CHECKED AND TIGHTENED THE BOLTS ON INSIDE OF WASHER TUB ,BUT IT STILL DOESN'T SPIN. I UNPLUG IT AND SOMETIMES THE TUB WILL SPIN BUT IF I STOP IT WITH LID ,IT WON'T SPIN ANY MORE WHEN I TURN IT ON SPIN CYCLE AGAIN?

Model PAVT920AWW

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Re: performa washer not spinning.
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2009, 06:15:30 PM »
Thrust washer kit. Comes with a new drive pulley annd everything you need to fix this problem. Your tub is suppose to be released when the motor goes into spin but the main pulley and cam riser is shot. Take the belt off and turn the main drive pulley by hand. It should easily release the tub in one direction, lock down the tub and agitate in the other direction. If you can bench press 400 then you can put the new kit on with a scewdriver. I personally use a claw tool to compress the brake spring so I can get the clip back on the base. make a note of  each washer that comes off and replace each part in the same order.
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Re: performa washer not spinning.
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2009, 06:38:00 PM »
Is it possible to use a clamp? And what kind of claw tool and where can i get one? Thanks for your feed back to my problem.

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Re: performa washer not spinning.
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2009, 06:47:27 PM »
just an el cheap nail puller minus the hammerhead. It fits between the spokes of the main drive pulley so you can catch the lip of the brake package and compress it a hair so the "e" clip can go onto the tranny shaft without a great deal of trouble. If you have a thin fender washer, add it to the stack of washers already on there and see if that will help the drive pulley to release the brake. Too thick of a washer and the tub won't lock down in wash mode resulting in a very aggrevated lot of dirty clothes tangled up in knots Houdini couldn't untie. LOL
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Re: performa washer not spinning.
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2009, 06:49:39 PM »
thanks LOL

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Re: performa washer not spinning.
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2009, 07:16:20 PM »
I'll let you know how it turns out after I get the parts.
Thanks

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Re: performa washer not spinning.
« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2009, 06:25:35 AM »
(Part # 1042142 at RepairClinic)



That cracks me up every time I hear you mention it, JW...claw hammer indeed. I think once the gent reads the simple instructions in the kit, the hammer won't be needed.  In fact, I don't see it on the tools needed list:

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Re: performa washer not spinning.
« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2009, 08:46:44 AM »
Not a hammer, a nail puller
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Re: performa washer not spinning.
« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2009, 10:34:54 AM »
Want me to tell you how to avoid that and also damaging the brake rotor?

When you get the bearing and the new pulley on the shaft, all you need is the one thin washer in the kit before you try to slip the retainer clip on there. At this point, use your wide-blade screwdriver in the slot where the clip would go in, and with the screwdriver in the slot on one side, turn it ever so slightly or lift up on it to press the washer up further, then slip the clip on with your other hand. The clip just needs to be at the slot opening, because the next step is to take the needle nose pliers and gently grip the shaft and the far end of the c-clip and squeeze them together.

Easier than trying to balance a pry tool in one hand and do all that, no risk of rotor harm.
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Re: performa washer not spinning.
« Reply #9 on: March 17, 2009, 06:07:06 PM »
You keep on splaining it and one day we is gonna figure your way out.
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Re: performa washer not spinning.
« Reply #10 on: March 20, 2009, 01:05:58 PM »
Thanks for your help JW,and Repairman. It spins now but i also have a creaking noise when it's in spin cycle sometimes and it was there before my wife said but it is louder now. It sounds like the area I was replacing the thrust kit. What do you think ? 

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Re: performa washer not spinning.
« Reply #11 on: March 20, 2009, 02:46:44 PM »
Might be the pump bearing.
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Re: performa washer not spinning.
« Reply #12 on: March 20, 2009, 08:26:00 PM »
whats that ?

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Re: performa washer not spinning.
« Reply #13 on: March 20, 2009, 08:40:58 PM »
Take the belt off and turn the pump by hand. If it feels stiff or has a portion of the bearing showing that may be what you is hearing.
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Re: performa washer not spinning.
« Reply #14 on: March 20, 2009, 08:54:41 PM »
I tested the belt pulleys and they all moved freely, but I heard no noise turning them with or without the belt connecting them. It seems that it is coming from the thrust spring or hub area, but i don't know why ? :-\

 

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