Okay, apparently God has decided to send me to Appliance Hell for a while.
First the washer broke the day after Christmas , then the 3 yr old refrigerator kept filling up with water in the bottom and freezer. Thanks to one of these web sites I was able to take it apart and fix it myself (clogged drain) so that saved me big bucks !
Anyway I left the washer till now because I have been spending all my time in DC at the AF base taking care of my granddaughter.
Now for the washer. First I LOVE this washer, it was my mothers so it has sentimental value besides not having so many stupid computer parts it cost a thousand $$$ every time you repair it. I had to wait for both parents to die to get it and I am not letting go that easy!!
The washer fills just fine, the motor hums, but it the washer won't agitate or spin.
The belt looks brand new, in fact in order for the repair man to look at it we had to remove the original packing tape off the side... this washer has never had anyone touch it. Until Dec 26th it ran like a top !
I paid big money ($300.00 to Sears for a new warranty and I don't suggest anyone else do it! Some guy came out, tested the circuit board (not sure how he did that and I was watching him) then he did something with the motor and said "It's the motor, you need a new one" Then 2 days later I get a call from said warranty company saying "Your machine is to old to fix. We will give you $200.00 for it" my reply... well the clean version .. "GIVE ME BACK MY MONEY! "
A nice young man came over to see if he could fix it, he removed the motor and took it to his buddy who repairs electric motors. They took it apart and the guy tested everything and it works just fine on his work bench. (shows what the dumba___ repair man knows)
So now we are at a loss. I did download the repair manual and my boy friend and the young man are going to see if they can find something.
All I know is I am an unemployed widow and I can't afford to buy a new one. Heck I don't want a new one. My sons new Samsung takes TWO hours for a load some times more !!
Any idea what could be wrong with it ?
Also before it died , and pretty much since I have had it when you spin the drum you can hear water sloshing around. I wasn't sure if it was supposed to have water in it. You can't see the water but you can hear it.