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jsteam 01-18-2014 06:53 AM

Clothes Washer problem
 
I have an older whirlpool clothes washer, the coupler between the motor and transmission broke into pieces and the washer wouldn't spin. I ordered another replacement coupler and replacing that wasn't much of a problem, the disassembly however was not so easy and I had to take the outer shell off of the drum because the motor face the wall of the housing making it impossible to remove the motor a bit to replace the coupler, ok so I assemble everything back in the order that I had removed it primarily wiring to take stress of the housing removal , now It won't fill water or nothing happens at all when I turn the dial for wash spin etc. I suspected lack of ground so I repeatedly tried to fasten the ground wire in better support and location with no results I also tired different working outlets to make sure power was going to the washer, don't know what I am overlooking or what I did to make the washer do nothing, need advise on what I could do to troubleshoot and repair this,Thanks.

woodchuck 01-18-2014 07:11 AM

Could(should) be as simple as a wire coming unplugged on the washer control with all the movement during repair. Check everywhere carefully with a flashlight.

inspectorD 01-18-2014 07:30 AM

yup
 
Make sure the door button is working also, then check to make sure the timer connections are all tight, which I am sure you already tried.
Is it possible the timer went bad and the piece broke at the same time, or caused it to by running too long?
Just spitballin here..:D

jsteam 01-18-2014 08:42 AM

Actually it turned out that a white wire was broken on the power cord It was down farther into the back where I didn't spot it at first,Thanks for the helpful suggestions guys!

Wuzzat? 01-18-2014 08:51 AM

Yes, completely dead usually means some one thing very basic is wrong (because it's unlikely more than one thing will fail over a short span of time, unless you accidentally put 240vac into this machine).


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