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Offline wishbone

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whirlpool rotor binds
« on: September 04, 2014, 04:58:49 PM »

here's the situation, have a whirlpool cabrio washer part #wtw6600sw2, bearings on shaft went bad
replaced with new outer tub kit that included shaft and  bearings installed.
replaced the stator and rotor also.
problem is when I install the rotor  and manually spin it, it will bind some, ( kinda like magnetic field feeling)
take rotor off  shaft spins fine.
wondering if anyone else has encountered this problem.
or know what maybe causing it.
thanks for any information!

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Re: whirlpool rotor binds
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2014, 05:28:44 PM »
it is normal. When you spin the tub it will free spin for a short time then it will "bind" up like a break was applied. Did you step it through dignostic or run a cycle?

Offline wishbone

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Re: whirlpool rotor binds
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2014, 05:33:42 PM »
no testing since changing out parts (wanted to find out about the binding first).
just spinning the rotor by hand
« Last Edit: September 04, 2014, 05:43:12 PM by wishbone »

Offline RAH52

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Re: whirlpool rotor binds
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2014, 06:00:08 PM »
It's probably due to the magnetic field between the rotor and stator .Quite a powerful magnet.

Offline wishbone

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Re: whirlpool rotor binds
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2014, 08:08:05 PM »
update:
well ran the auto diagnostic tests (passed)
ran manual spin test (passed)
washed a load of towels (passed)
so far so good
thank you  for the information  :thanks:

have one more question how do you clear retained error codes on this machine?

Offline Maytag Man 6725

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Re: whirlpool rotor binds
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2014, 08:31:01 PM »
Definitly normal

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Re: whirlpool rotor binds
« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2014, 08:19:23 PM »
I do not believe you can clear the errors? PLEASE CORRECT ME IF WRONg