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Author Topic: Won't advance into spin cycle without opening the lid  (Read 14342 times)

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Won't advance into spin cycle without opening the lid
« on: October 13, 2008, 02:55:17 PM »

After the rinse cycle my washing machine will keep making noise like it's rinsing and won't start the spin cycle until I open the lid.  When I open the lid it makes a clunck noise.  I then close the lid and it starts spinning.  Any ideas on this?  I called a repair guy and he said it could be either the spin tube or transmission.  Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!!

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Re: Won't advance into spin cycle without opening the lid
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2008, 03:07:54 PM »
sorry, it doesn't make a noise like it's rinsing but like a motor is turning or it's draining or something, then i open lid makes clunk noise and then begins spinning.  I also notice that when it is spinning down it stops more abruptly it seems.

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Re: Won't advance into spin cycle without opening the lid
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2008, 04:06:52 PM »
Dude, it is neither the tranny nor the spin tube, but the timer. On this machine, the timer is supposed to create a 15 second pause between the wash and rinse cycle so the Neutral drain mechanism in the tranny will engage (clunk). If the timer skips this pause, the washer will drain and go into another rinse. It cannot spin until the motor stops briefly to engage the tranny.  New timer!
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Re: Won't advance into spin cycle without opening the lid
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2008, 05:01:52 PM »
so even though it advances correctly between the other cycles it's still the timer?  The timer is 110 bucks :) I believe you I just wanna make sure it can't be another possibility.  Thanks repair-man!  Sounds like you know your stuff!!

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Re: Won't advance into spin cycle without opening the lid
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2008, 05:05:19 PM »
Would you rather spend $200 on a tranny just to prove me wrong?

I hate second-guessers, that's why I voice my past experience when these issues come up..  :)

All you have to do is wait thru the wash cycle and see if the timer pauses or not after it drains the water from the tub. How hard is that???

« Last Edit: October 13, 2008, 05:09:46 PM by Repair-man »
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Re: Won't advance into spin cycle without opening the lid
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2008, 05:09:35 PM »
also i wonder if running it through a quick wash cycle if it will have the same problem of not pausing that it has in the normal wash cycle, or could it just be on the normal cycle that it has problems ...  I guess i could test it...

If it is the timer is it pretty easy to replace?

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Re: Won't advance into spin cycle without opening the lid
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2008, 05:10:14 PM »
Yeah, let's wait until you do some more homework...sounds good to me.
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Re: Won't advance into spin cycle without opening the lid
« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2008, 05:16:10 PM »
Would you rather spend $200 on a tranny just to prove me wrong?

I hate second-guessers, that's why I voice my past experience when these issues come up..  :)

All you have to do is wait thru the wash cycle and see if the timer pauses or not after it drains the water from the tub. How hard is that???



Ha ha you mean you hate people who try to make sure that the technician has some credibility so they don't waste money :),  as you can see the other technician told me something else and they have been in business for a long time so it's hard for some joe like me off the street to know who has more credibility, how do i know what your past experience is and if you are telling me the truth? 

So you're saying it could be a $200 tranny or a $100 timer, no other cheaper options?

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Cheaper options
« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2008, 05:18:30 PM »
The cheaper way out is to go down to the creek with a flat rock and wash your clothes.

It's not nice to mock someone who has forgotten more than you will ever know about washers.

That's the kind of Karma you don't want :)

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Re: Won't advance into spin cycle without opening the lid
« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2008, 05:22:30 PM »
Yeah, let's wait until you do some more homework...sounds good to me.

Ha ha you didn't update it fast enough, i saw that "don't taze me bro" comment... I know i'm stupid but surely you've had to deal with my type before???...  Maybe this is why you turned to a forum so you could stop getting punched in the face by your smart alleck comments :)  No offense, i thought the don't taze me bro comment was pretty good!

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Re: Won't advance into spin cycle without opening the lid
« Reply #10 on: October 13, 2008, 05:25:08 PM »
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so you could stop getting punched in the face by your smart alleck comments

Maybe it's from having to justify my diagnosis to those who have no clue.


Sorry if you can't take a Christian's effort to help you thru your problem. If your idea of solving attitude issues is by punching, then you might need some attitude adjustment yourself. I'll be glad to give you my address if you think you want to provide me with some enlightenment, Grasshopper.

Realistically speaking, I can't see how myself or any other "joe" could provide enough credentials on a forum like this, so you have to weight the advice as it is given. Lord knows you will get  lots of different 'opinions' on what the problem could be. Since this is not even MY forum, I am sticking my neck out here to offer you advice, therfore I cross all my T's and dot my I's.
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Re: Won't advance into spin cycle without opening the lid
« Reply #11 on: October 13, 2008, 05:29:02 PM »
Maybe it's from having to justify my diagnosis to those who have no clue.

Sorry if you can't take a Christian's effort to help you thru your problem.

No no I thank you for your diagnosis christian friend!  I will take your diagnosis and put it to good use so I can prove that other dude wrong.  Thanks again my brothu!

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Re: Won't advance into spin cycle without opening the lid
« Reply #12 on: October 13, 2008, 05:36:59 PM »
What about that drive coupling? sounds to me like it is broken.
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Re: Won't advance into spin cycle without opening the lid
« Reply #13 on: October 13, 2008, 05:39:06 PM »
See, it doesn't take long...
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Re: Won't advance into spin cycle without opening the lid
« Reply #14 on: October 13, 2008, 05:42:35 PM »
I think repair-man gave a pretty good explanation to the problem, why do you think it's a bad coupler?

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Re: Won't advance into spin cycle without opening the lid
« Reply #15 on: October 13, 2008, 05:50:45 PM »
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so you could stop getting punched in the face by your smart alleck comments

Maybe it's from having to justify my diagnosis to those who have no clue.


Sorry if you can't take a Christian's effort to help you thru your problem. If your idea of solving attitude issues is by punching, then you might need some attitude adjustment yourself. I'll be glad to give you my address if you think you want to provide me with some enlightenment, Grasshopper.

Realistically speaking, I can't see how myself or any other "joe" could provide enough credentials on a forum like this, so you have to weight the advice as it is given. Lord knows you will get  lots of different 'opinions' on what the problem could be. Since this is not even MY forum, I am sticking my neck out here to offer you advice, therfore I cross all my T's and dot my I's.

So just out of curiosity, why do you stick your neck out to offer advice if it's not your forum?  Do you get paid for your karma points?  Does the forum pay you somehow?

How does this forum validate credentials?  what is your incentive for offering help?

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Re: Won't advance into spin cycle without opening the lid
« Reply #16 on: October 13, 2008, 05:55:00 PM »

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Do you get paid for your karma points?

No, in fact I was thinking about charging for them...what do you think is a fair price ?:)


The only compensation I ever get from helping out here is if by some small chance someone clicks on that little beer symbol over there on the left. And I gotta admit, I would have starved long ago if that was all I relied on, cause most folks take the advice and run off to save that $100 with out so much as an afterthought. Glad I have a day job.

Do I sound cynical?
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Re: Won't advance into spin cycle without opening the lid
« Reply #17 on: October 13, 2008, 05:55:50 PM »
Hey Big T did you get my memo? Broken drive coupling is what I suspect.
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Re: Won't advance into spin cycle without opening the lid
« Reply #18 on: October 13, 2008, 05:59:07 PM »
I think the gentlemen answered your suggestion already, O Sublime One.

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I think repair-man gave a pretty good explanation to the problem, why do you think it's a bad coupler?

You might want to substantiate your comment now, Your Flatulence.
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Re: Won't advance into spin cycle without opening the lid
« Reply #19 on: October 13, 2008, 06:00:44 PM »
Hey Big T did you get my memo? Broken drive coupling is what I suspect.

Yes and I said what was your reasoning?