||02-09-2011 02:30 PM
Originally Posted by Jackofall1
Been there done it, and hardwareman is right, its one heck of an undertaking, unless like someone suggested you replace the whole transmission, which isn't necessary.
I believe the clutch disc that I needed was like less than $25, the guy at the service desk was suprised that I got washer torn down that far. But it did fix the problem.
I have actually done this as well! I agree it is a can be pretty extreme, but when you are broke, you do what you got to do, and I have always liked taking stuff apart. My mom's old Kenmore would not spin up. If you opened the lid, held the button down and "helped" get the basket moving sometimes it would go but this stopped working too. My mom had no money for a new washer, or even really a service call, so I pulled it apart. The clutch was a expanding ring with 6 shoes on it, they were worn down. $20 part Funny thing is, the replacement clutch ring only had 3 shoes. This turned out to be an anoyance. Because it only had 3 shoes, during the start of the spin up the clutch would not stay firmly in place and it would "click" I could not get a 6 shoe clutch for it, so we lived with the click during spin up. It worked for 8 or 9 more years :)
I agree on the water fill problem, pull the hoses and check the inlet screens. One of the first things I discovered when I moved into my house is the hot water had been repiped, and they had forgotton to supply hot water to the washing machine. When you have a baby that goes through several sets of clothes a day, hot water is your friend. Since the washer and water heater are both in the garage, I did a temporary fix by running a hose from the water heater drain to the hot water inlet on the washer. You can probably see where this is headed. I could not figure out why no hot water was getting to the washer. The sediment from the then 10 year old (now 14 year old) water heater instantly plugged up the inlet.
When we brought the no hot water issue up to our realtor, his response was "Why do you need hot water for the washing machine?" No Joke. We then told his wife (they are family friends). The next day a plumber called us to set an appointment for running the hot water line!