|View single post by mikelschwarz|
|Posted: Sun Apr 1st, 2007 07:41 pm||
I have the front load washer mentioned above (Kenmore 417.42142100) that is experiencing some problems with turning/agitation during the wash cycle, and sometimes the spin cycle.
The main symptom is that the motor attempts to turn the tub during certian parts of the wash cycle (like right after the initial fill) but doesn't seem to have enough power to turn it - producing a slight sweaking sound. It behaves as if something was slipping, like a clutch. If I assist it, most of the time it will start turning. Also, at certain points in the wash cycle, the motor will turn the tub unassisted, just like it supposed to.
I'd compare it to putting a car in fifth gear and trying to get the car going from a dead stop -- just not enough torque to move forward. However, the other times when it works right, it seems to have no problem turning the tub. (kinda like putting that car in first gear)
Here's some things that may help you point me in the right direction
I am happy to take pictures and upload them if it helps.
Thanks in advance,