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Washing Machine Repair

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Col_Sanders, Apr 5, 2007.

  1. Col_Sanders

    Col_Sanders 3/4 ton status

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    Anyone here do it?

    I have a Whirlpool washer that is 5 years old. I have had it wrapped up in plastic and put in storage for about 2.5 years of its life. Anyway, when the movers brought it into my place I hooked it up and ran it through a normal cycle with no clothes. Once it hits the spin cycle it starts banging around and jumping all over the place.

    So I call a repair man over and he looked the springs over and messed around with it for a few minutes and said the transmission was shot and it would cost more to repair than its worth. I dont have the funds to buy a new one if I can avoid it and found a transmission on ebay for $50. I just want to know if thats for sure the problem before I potentially waste my time taking the stupid thing apart.

    TIA
    James
     
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    pauly383 Daddy383 Staff Member Moderator

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    Get me model number , if its a good ol direct drive , its probably a cheap fix . If its a "world" washer ( sold very few of and discontinued ) , then yes its a throwaway .

    I'm hoping its the former , which would mean either counterweight spring , or out of level .

    But , for free , try leveling the machine first . The fronts are threaded adjustable , the rears are self leveling if you pick it up a bit and set it back down .

    The repairman should of done that first , if he didn't look shady .
     
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    Its a direct drive and all the springs are fine.

    It is also pretty darn level. It starts going crazy even on low spin before it spools up all the way.

    The guy seemed pretty credible, he is the only licensed repairman here in the lower keys and claims 25 years experience. He said the machine had to have been dropped and probably busted something in the transmission. I wouldnt doubt it.

    The model # is LSB6200KQ0. If this thing is ferked, I need something under $500 to replace it.
     
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    pauly383 Daddy383 Staff Member Moderator

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    That is all simple on the inside . You have 3 heavy springs , and 1 counterweight spring , and some plastic pads on the support where it rubs .

    Not really much to it . If the tub was loose or something , it would put water on the floor .
     
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    Chaddy 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    If it is broken, you can find plenty of brand new washers around $500
     
  6. pauly383

    pauly383 Daddy383 Staff Member Moderator

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    Less than 500 , 500 gets you extra "fluff" , I.E features you hardly use , and cosmetics that shoudln't matter ( no one shows their guests the laundry room LOL ) .

    Good washer 300 bucks tops most places most weekends . Check the Sunday Paper , buy the model with fewest knobs .
     
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    All the springs look fine. They are hard as hell to move. The guy reached down and grabbed the tub and lifted up. The tub came up and popped pretty loud, but he said the whole washer should have lifted. I really dont want to buy another one of these damn things.
     
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    Whole tub lifted up ? Wow

    Let me get a pic up here , give me a few :thumb:
     
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    pauly383 Daddy383 Staff Member Moderator

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    Here , if you do feel like looking at it , this is what shes got in her :thumb:
     
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    the rest
     
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    I just make the wife sit on ours when it goes off balance, I think it's why we're still married...:D
     
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    oh goody! A washer repair thread! Mine has been leaking out the bottom and makes a nasty racket on spin. Sounds like a machine gun going off from upstairs.
     
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    Well, I took it apart last night. The output shaft on the transmission has a lot of slop in it but I am not sure thats the problem. Started taking the basket apart but didnt finish it. I will start on it again tonight or tomorrow.
     
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    Assembly #13 (transmission coupling) breaks on mine seemingly often. I have had to replace it four times in the past four years but the last 2 were within 6 months of each other. The plastic teeth shear off.:(
     
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    Quit putting so many jeans and towels in at the same time :wink1:

    that part is designed to break actually . Saves the transmission . Like a hub fuse .

    They do have another one , made for laundromats , has a beefier center and stronger pins . Get that one next time .
     
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    Would that cause my problem? Thats between the motor and transmission right? It doesnt look broken.....
     
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    No , it wouldn't spin if it was out .
     

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