New guy here. I think I've got the problem figured out, just wanted to get some other opinions first. The symptoms are that sometimes the spin cycle doesn't happen at all. When I notice it, I can open the lid, manually spin the tub, then close the lid quickly....and it'll usually spin up fine. To me this sounds like a clutch going out. I've had some plumbing issues that have caused all of the waste water from the kitchen (disposal and sink) to fill the washer....fun times cleaning that mess. I'm wondering if a combination of water and "food gunk" have saturated the clutch pads and caused premature wear.
I've got a clutch
kit and a repair manual
in my cart at repairclinic.com
, just waiting for some pro advice. Anything else I should replace while I'm in there? Most washer parts are relatively cheap, and I don't mind doing some preventive maintenance.....I'm tired of the "reactive" maintenance!