I have just re-installed a washing machine that was in the garage for
a year and it has the following problem(s)
1. The drum seems to only spin in one direction. Even though I can
hear the machine going through the motions it doesn't spin in the
opposite direction. It works its way successfully through the cycle
but only spins one way.
2. When it get to any fast spin point on the cycle I can hear the
machine going through the motions internally but the drum doesn't
spin, however it suddenly srikes into full spin speed instantly.
I suspect worn out brushes for the second point but I can't explain
the one way drum issue.
Any help appreciated.
On 20 Feb 2004 16:47:14 -0800, charlesward_totalise_co firstname.lastname@example.org
[T] When you say 'going through the motions' Chas do you include the
motor (but not drum) in this or just the pump / water valve /
[T] If the main drum motor *is* running I'm thinking of maybe the main
drive belt here. Could it gain drive in one direction and slip in the
other? Also it might slip till the belt get's warm then pickup etc?
Stuck/sticky reversing relay on the motor control board?
Is this easy to find / diagnose?
filling /pumping out /general clicking in a normal kinda way/
programmer going round / etc/etc. Perhaps I should more accurately say
its the motor thats not going round (and hence not the drum). The
motor isn't engaging in the clockwise direction. In the anticlockwise
direction it spins slowly when required, but when a fast spin is
required it doesn't happen for a good few seconds and then the drum
suddenly strikes into full speed - dangerous I would immagine. There
doesn't appear to be any damage/slippage on the belt. I can hear
nothing untoward to indicate a problem, no grinding etc.
Why Hmm ? Hmm?
Oh and I should say there is a tiny leak coming from underneath -
sorry I can't be more accrate - I'm taking it apart on Monday to have
a look - I got the Haynes Washing Machine manual from the library this
Any help appreciated.
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