Symptoms have been around for awhile, but lately washer went over the edge.
From time to time over the last several months the washer would be in the middle of a wash cycle and begin to make sounds as if it were struggling to agitate even though the washer was not over-filled with clothes. I would switch to a different type of cycle, for example heavy cottons to medium cottons, the washer would begin to agitate again and this would take care of the problem. Although sometimes I would have to switch cycles a few times or maybe let the washer rest awhile before it would work.
More recently new problems have arisen:
- Washer only runs as if set to gentle cycle no matter where the dial is set - heavy cottons, medium casuals, easy care, etc, it doesn't seem to matter. It will agitate gently for a little while, then it soaks, and repeats this a few times.
- After wash cycle is complete and machine drains water, sometimes it won't advance to the spin cycle. It sounds like it is trying to continue to drain the water even though it is finished, and eventually starts making a burning type of smell.
- When it does advance to the spin cycle, it does not spin long enough or hard enough to wring the water from the clothes. The clothes are still heavy with water.
Any help would be tremendously appreciated.