So I had an intermittent spin problem, and i wasn't sure what it was. So i decided to repair the tranny (neutral drain kit) and put in a new coupler and clutch in the bargain. After i did that, i plugged it in and turned it on , and it worked just fine until I got to the spin cycle. When it first starts spinning, it seems fine, but as it goes faster it starts to oscillate out of control and the banging starts. This happens when i have no clothes in it, and even when the agitator is out of the machine.
The banging didn't happen before, it just started after the repairs i mentioned above. All the springs seem to be ok.
So I am thinking a couple of things:
1) it looks to me like the machine was spinning slow before and now is spinning much faster now that the clutch is replaced. Maybe the faster (normal) spin is the problem, and my springs
are bad. My theory is that the old springs can't take the faster speed. So i am going to replace them to see if that solves the problem.
2) Has anyone seen a washer that once the clutch
was replaced the washer started banging because of the return to full spin speed?
3) I am going to also look at my drive block
, maybe that is worn and causing the problem now that the machine is spinning faster again.
4) Maybe i screwed up the transmission
by putting in the neutral drain kit - it looked ok and everything else works fine. Is there a way that i could have incorrectly assembled the transmission that would cause it to wobble at high speed? Doesn't seem too likely, but i would like to know if anyone has ever seen a transmission that wobbles.
If anyone has any other ideas on this subject, that would be great, and any comments on any of the ideas i listed.