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Offline jwp

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Whirlpool direct drive Washer intermittant spin problem
« on: September 07, 2011, 08:13:41 AM »
I took the cabinent off and watched the spin cycle.  the clutch drum spins but not the basket.  I took the motor/gearcase out and inspected the clutch/brake assembly.  the Brake releases normally when i grab the white plastic paw and the basket turns freely.  the basket block is intact.  I looked at the clutch and the pads are not burned or scorched.  I am thinking it is time for a new clutch kit?  Too much slippage?

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Re: Whirlpool direct drive Washer intermittant spin problem
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2011, 09:43:14 AM »
Could be a worn main drive gear or smashed spin pawl.


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Re: Whirlpool direct drive Washer intermittant spin problem
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2011, 09:57:27 AM »
but there is output from the gearbox.  the Clutch drum spins

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Re: Whirlpool direct drive Washer intermittant spin problem
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2011, 10:04:48 AM »
Must be the clutch. It is easy to replace. You can buy the whole clutch or the clutch liner. If you get the clutch kit it comes with a new brake cam actuator which is good because the little ear on it gets worn and won't grab.

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