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 Posted: Thu Nov 4th, 2010 08:30 pm
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I had the standard problem with the wax motor and burned out resistor on the machine control. I replaced them both and the washer worked well for 5 washes. Then although the locked light was on the washer would not spin. Opened up the back and pushed the wires around and then it would spin for a few washes and then not spin again.  Checked the balance circuit and it had continuity. It appears that if I leave the back open (panel which holds the machine control board) the washer works properly. I've checked for loose connections or a ground from the board to the panel, but can't find any. When the washer doesn't spin the door lock stays on for 2-3 minutes after the washer shuts off. This doesn't happen when the washer spins correctly. Any ideas. :(

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joeM wrote: .. When the washer doesn't spin the door lock stays on for 2-3 minutes after the washer shuts off. This doesn't happen when the washer spins correctly. Any ideas.
when it won't Spin, unplug the Washer from the Wall Outlet.

Can you then open the Door right away, or only after a few minutes ?

If right away, it may be a Door Lock problem.

It may be that the "folded metal spring" that pushes the Wax Motor needs a little "expansion"





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It stays locked, even when it's unpluged. I don't think it's the spring. I was tight when I replaced it and it snaped into place.

It's wierd that it doesn't act up when the back is open. (at least so far) I makes me think that something is opening or shorting when the back is closed. I just can't figure out what.

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You can disassemble the door latch enough to watch it work in action. As the wax motor plunger extends, make sure it doesn't move back at all and watch closely to make sure both microswitches are getting actuated.



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Hi

I did as you suggested. The spring was tight on the back of the wax motor, but it still moved backwards a small amount when it activated. I placed some plastic shims between the motor and the spring and also extented the end of the plunger with a small amount of hot glue. It's been working for the past week.

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