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Offline frank2

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cycle stops at spin
« on: January 08, 2011, 08:57:24 AM »
Hello,
I have a Frigidaire FLC271HW0 Laundry Center about 15 years old.
Replaced a washer belt some years back. No other problems till now.
During the wash cycle all is fine until final spin. Motor spins its pulley but the belt just sits and burns.

Replaced destroyed belt with a new one and fired it up. Ran a full cycle with no clothes. All fine. During this cycle, I had the lid open and the lid switch depressed for observation. The lock even worked during spins.

Put a small load of clothes in and ran a cycle. Drained and spun through rinse. Then drained again ready for final rinse. Motor pulley running but the belt just sat still.

Here is what I have done so far:
Unplugged power. Removed the belt. Turn the tub by hand. Freely turns in spin direction but locked in agitate. I can manually turn the transmission in spin direction but locked in opposite direction. The pulley below the transmission will turn by hand but takes some doing. Almost impossible in clockwise direction.

I am open to suggestions. I will need another belt as this one already has developed about 6 small cracks in about a 2 inch span.

Thanks

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Re: cycle stops at spin
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2011, 11:30:55 AM »
Bad transmission.

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Re: cycle stops at spin
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2011, 11:44:44 AM »
Well that's bad news.
But thank you for the reply.

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Re: cycle stops at spin
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2011, 01:50:36 PM »
The washer is now empty. I figured I would try something so I put it on spin cycle. Same result as before. Motor working but with no belt movement.
Decided to help it out a bit and started to turn the tub a little and that thing started to spin like all get out.
Is this still a possible transmission problem or could it be something like a pulley sticking? Belt maybe not tight enough?

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Re: cycle stops at spin
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2011, 11:09:04 AM »
I think I misunderstood your post.  I thought the pulley was locked in the agitate direction.  A sock stuck between the basket and tub can cause no spin.  I've never seen a tub bearing on these bind up but it's possible.  I have seen the lower bearing intermittently jam in which case you would need a new transmission.

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Re: cycle stops at spin
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2011, 11:44:49 AM »
Thanks for the reply tgoods.
I just completed a load of laundry with the lid lock manually engaged so I could access the tub if need be.
After the wash cycle, tub emptied and rinse began with the tub spinning very slowly at first then ramped itself to full speed.
At the final spin cycle the same thing happened except the tub never picked up speed. Spinning very slowly so I helped it along by manually speeding up the tub just a bit. Then it continued to pick up speed on its own, finishing the cycle just as it was meant to.

By the way, no foreign objects found between basket and tub.

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Re: cycle stops at spin
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2011, 02:10:52 PM »
If the new belt got glazed over replace it.
Also check the belt tension.
Many of these machines have a spring that can be moved to other slots for more tension.
Take a Kid fishing.

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Re: cycle stops at spin
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2011, 05:40:45 AM »
Okay jumptrout51,
Will pick up another belt Monday. The belt did seem a little slack.
When I installed the previous one it seemed to have around an inch or so of play when I pushed on it.
Will update.
Thanks

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Re: cycle stops at spin
« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2011, 06:51:03 AM »
1" is too much slack on that machine.
Take a Kid fishing.

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Re: cycle stops at spin
« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2011, 04:41:09 AM »
Here is the latest.
I put a new belt on and increased the tension on it.
Ran a small load of laundry through a full cycle.
At the rinse/spin the drive pulley started very slowly but did get up to speed.
For the final spin it looked like the drive pulley was really laboring so I helped it a little and it started to spin, slowly at first, then building up to full spin.
The motor pulley was spinning like a top during the agitate and spin cycles.
It just seems to me that the drive pulley or the transmission seems to be binding somehow but only in the spin direction (CCW).
However, if I stand there and help it start to spin, all ends well.
Of course watching a washing machine wash my laundry is not my idea of time well spent.

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Re: cycle stops at spin
« Reply #10 on: January 14, 2011, 07:05:52 AM »
Please post your model number.
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Re: cycle stops at spin
« Reply #11 on: January 14, 2011, 06:23:42 PM »
Hi jumptrout51,
Sorry to take so long to reply.
Just arrived from work.
Model # FLC271HW0.
I am thinking about looking into a tub bearing kit.
Am I way off base? Just trying to eliminate lower cost parts first.

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Re: cycle stops at spin
« Reply #12 on: January 14, 2011, 06:38:03 PM »
I apologize.
I cannot reference this model number.
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Re: cycle stops at spin
« Reply #13 on: January 14, 2011, 06:49:05 PM »
i tried to track it down too and no luck.
But that is the number from the door of the machine.

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Re: cycle stops at spin
« Reply #14 on: January 15, 2011, 06:59:15 AM »
Get the number from the TOP of the machine.
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