We bought this washer new and had ZERO problems for the 12-15 years we've had it. The other day when switching from wash(agitate)cycle to spin mode and the belt started squealing. I shut it off and checked some things out. We have never changed the belts so I put a new set on, no luck. I've read thought all the pages and have got some ideas and some great tech.
This is what I have.
-It will go through all the cycles fine, till the spin.
-It agitates fine.
-Water pump pumps fine, I used the pump twice to pump out the tub after taking off the trans drive belt.
-NO odd noises, no scraping, no grinding, no rattling, nothing.
-NO leaks, oil or water.
-I took off the trans cover, good clean oil inside, all the gears are in good shape with no teeth missing.
-I can turn the tub by hand but its pretty hard, no noises when I do that.
From what I have gathered from reading here it may be one of two things-
-Bad tub bearing.
-Brake stuck on, doesn't sound likely but could happen.
Any tips or other things to check, is there a good way to double check that the brake is releasing or indicators the bearing is bad. What manual should I download, I didn't see one specific to this model.
Thanks for checking my thread, this is a great site.