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Offline junior426

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Help Please! WTW5200SQ0 Bizarre Problem
« on: February 20, 2012, 06:39:13 PM »
As stated, a rather bizarre problem. Washer will run and agitate and rinse etc normally on the timer, but when the timer reaches the spin cycle it will not spin! Pump runs and pumps out water, but does not spin. Can stop timer and turn it around to spin and will sometimes start spinning, but often times you have to wait a little bit to do that before it will work (<5 mins). Possibly temperature related? Clutch has already been replaced with new heavy duty version. Lid switch clicks audibly and will start/stop washer mid cycle as it is supposed to. Have tried opening and closing lid multiple times when timer gets to spin cycle but is not spinning but seems to have no effect. Also tried wiggling knob for timer during problem and tapping on top of unit above timer area. Rather baffled by this one as everything I read says that there isnt much to go wrong with these machines. Please help!!!

Model WTW5200SQ0



Offline jumptrout51

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Re: Help Please! WTW5200SQ0 Bizarre Problem
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2012, 07:36:00 PM »
Open the control panel so that you can manually activate the lid switch and try your spin cycle.
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Do you get the pause in the timer after the pump out to let the transmission lock in?
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Offline Washaman

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Re: Help Please! WTW5200SQ0 Bizarre Problem
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2012, 10:49:42 PM »
If it is pumping water out and motor is running on final spin cycle without the tub moving the lid switch is fine. If it was dead and not pumping water or motor not turning I would check the lid switch. Sounds like a clutch, transmission, or coupler issue. If the clutch was already replaced then who replaced it? It can be tricky but grab a friend and have them tilt machine back while on spin cycle to verify coupler is actually spinning, and not worn/slipping. Remove clutch again to make sure everything is installed and seated correctly.

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Re: Help Please! WTW5200SQ0 Bizarre Problem
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2012, 12:20:11 AM »
Sounds like clutch assy and T bearing. Disasemble the motor and try turning the the gearbox with a spanner. if the clutch is not turning its the gearbox. If the clutch is turning but not gripping check if spin tube assy is not dry or stuck. Fairly common fault that can be corrected.
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Offline junior426

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Re: Help Please! WTW5200SQ0 Bizarre Problem
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2012, 03:19:52 PM »
Not sure you guys are understanding... Washer will spin when placed in spin cycle as normal, but will not spin automatically when allowed to run through full wash cycle on timer. I was the one who replaced the clutch. Jumptrout51 I believe that you're on the right track. Removed control panel and instead of manually engaging lid switch I simply placed a jumper on the connector to eliminate entirely. Problem still persists. With timer engaged, rinse cycle comes on, but washer does not spin during rinse cycle. Also when timer goes from rinse cycle to spin cycle, you can hear pump continue to run entire time even when it is no longer draining water. Did not hear a break in the pump running to allow for clutch engagement so I suspect that this is a bad timer most likely. Looking for further thoughts and opinions. Thanks

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Re: Help Please! WTW5200SQ0 Bizarre Problem
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2012, 03:49:34 PM »
Thanks for being more clear with the issue. It makes a big difference when diagnosing the problem. If you would have stated that the washer will not automatically spin, just manually spin then that's a whole other issue. Replace the timer.

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Re: Help Please! WTW5200SQ0 Bizarre Problem
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2012, 04:28:51 PM »
If your timer does not pause at the end of the pump out cycle the timer is bad.
The timer has to pause so that the neutral drain transmission can lock in for spin.
Replace your timer.
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Re: Help Please! WTW5200SQ0 Bizarre Problem
« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2012, 05:29:53 PM »
its your timer for sure no pause, no spin

Offline whirlpooltech

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Re: Help Please! WTW5200SQ0 Bizarre Problem
« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2012, 05:39:39 PM »
Here is the timer for your model washer.



WHIRLPOOL Timer, part number: AP3951288



 

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