I have a whirlpool calypso MOD: GVW9959KQ2 SER: CN3806201 TYPE: 170 I was getting ob (off balance) and SL (suds lock) errors. The machine does drain but it cannot finish spinning since the machine stops due to one of the errors. I took the machine apart and here is what I found. I have three questions.
1)The balance ring has a gash worn it and it fills with water and it also leaks from this gash. The tub ring assembly has some of the plastic burned into it from the balance ring wearing on it. I'm going to replace the balance ring but do I have to replace the tub ring assembly if I can clean up the fused plastic that's stuck to it. Will the balance be affected if it is not replaced?
2)The second thing I found after removing the U-joint is a ring that is 4 or 5 inches in diameter that is cracked into three pieces. It goes around a cast aluminum piece. I cannot find the piece or the cast aluminum piece that it attaches to as a part with a part number in any of the diagrams. I donít see it as a part number. Do you know if this ring can be ordered separately? Is this part of the inner stainless steel basket assembly? Do I have to order the basket assembly to get this part.
I found this in a thread on this forum. Is there an answer to this? this is the part I need.
"HI I NEED HELP IN LOCATTING A NUT THAT HOLDS THE INNER TUB THIGHT, IT IS 5 -3/16 INCHES IN DIAMETER,MADE OF WHAT LOOKS LIKE CAST ALUMINUM, THE EXPOLDED VEIW OF THE TUB ASSEMBLY DOES NOT SHOW THE HUB OR THE NUT"
3)If I make these 2 repairs can I skip checking the pump since the machine drains. I really donít want to mess with the pump since it has not had any problems.
Thanks for your help.