i broke my dad's 1988/89 Inglis washing machine by overloading with three pieces of carpet
and was hoping you all may be able to help me diagnose further, what is wrong with the tranny?
i asked my dad to see if he can find the owners manual which may give some idea as to the model number. there is none visible on the washer.
i had a service man come out and paid him $40 for the 5 minutes diagnosis: the tranny is gone.
hope i can explain the events clearly or you can skip all this reading and tell me how to diagnose where the transmission failure occurred.
i loaded three pieces of carpet approx. 12 x 16 in the washer. i heard a bang sound. the machine had stopped no water inside but it did not finish the cycle. i changed the setting to delicate and started her up.
came back a few hours later and water was still inside.
1. i put the timer to all different setting but machine would not agitate/spin. i can hear the motor humming and the timer would go through its cycles but nothing else would happen.
2. since the water would not drain into the drain pipe, i pointed the spout to a bucket and the water ran out freely.
3. tried moving the timer to different cycles and at one point the machine did not make any noise. it tripped the breaker?
4. i pulled off the front cover to check the pump and motor coupler. there was nothing blocking the pump and the motor coupler looked fine. wondering if i should change it?
5. put back in the pump, motor and motor coupler. bypassed the lid switch. put the timer on spin. it started a slow spin but made a noise (metall sound?) so i stopped it right away. checked to see that the motor was snug. started her up again. this time no spin. just humming sound like before the motor was removed.
called a service tech. we tilted the machine back and started her up. he looked under neath while it was in the spin cycle and said the transmission is gone, i need a new washer.
i did not see any oil or burnt stuff on the floor.
what i would like to know is how to identify where in the tranny the failure is occurring? is it the the gear, the brake, clutch... that has gone bad?
thanks and sorry for the long write up.
my dad is willing to by a new washer but i will never hear the end of it.