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Author Topic: Frigidaire Transmission Issue? Model #GLWS1349  (Read 9470 times)

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Frigidaire Transmission Issue? Model #GLWS1349
« on: October 09, 2011, 10:44:46 AM »

Picked this up yesterday as a trade-in (freebie). Owner claimed it would wash fine, but when it would go into spin cycle the motor would hum. I took off the front panel to inspect and noticed the drive pulley will rotate counter clockwise fine, but clockwise it is locked (I may have this backwards). Is this an internal brake issue with the transmission. I saw this issue once before and just parted out the machine without digging into it further. Anyone else seen this? Thanks!


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Re: Frigidaire Transmission Issue? Model #GLWS1349
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2011, 11:02:15 AM »
If you remove the belt the motor runs fine in during the spin cycle?

Don't this type of washer lock the lid closed to give the trany time to stop spinning at the end of the cycle because there is no break?

If you can't spin the trany by hand I would think there maybe something between the tubs. I have seen nails get caught in the holes of the inner tub then dig into the outer tub keeping the washer from spinning. Look close at all the holes in the tub as if it's a nail all you will see it the head of it.

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Re: Frigidaire Transmission Issue? Model #GLWS1349
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2011, 11:04:51 AM »
Yes it should be free spin? I was thinking that there is something wedged in between the two tubs. I will have to remove the tub today to inspect it.

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Re: Frigidaire Transmission Issue? Model #GLWS1349
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2011, 11:12:20 AM »
I was also leaning towards something wedged in the tub cause usually you can turn the tub one way by hand also I think. The tub will not budge. Hope this is easy fix, LOL!

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Re: Frigidaire Transmission Issue? Model #GLWS1349
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2011, 11:19:54 AM »
Let us know what you find.
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Re: Frigidaire Transmission Issue? Model #GLWS1349
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2011, 11:52:00 AM »
Fixed! Spot the screw in the pics!

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Re: Frigidaire Transmission Issue? Model #GLWS1349
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2011, 11:52:58 AM »
I love easy money, and learning something new! Hahaha.. :2funny:

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Re: Frigidaire Transmission Issue? Model #GLWS1349
« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2011, 11:53:40 AM »
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Re: Frigidaire Transmission Issue? Model #GLWS1349
« Reply #8 on: October 09, 2011, 12:00:30 PM »
I have one sitting in the back yard right now. The tub seal is out, the water has dripped down into the tranny and the bearing is gone. She roars in spin and has to be assisted. The yoke has 2 bolts. The bolts won't budge. What trick do yall know to get that damn thang off so I can remove the tub and tranny?
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Re: Frigidaire Transmission Issue? Model #GLWS1349
« Reply #9 on: October 09, 2011, 12:04:19 PM »
Had that happen b4. Clean it real good with a wire brush and soak with pentrating oil. If that don't work use an angle grinder and cut the SOB off. LOL! :2funny:

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Re: Frigidaire Transmission Issue? Model #GLWS1349
« Reply #10 on: October 09, 2011, 01:21:19 PM »
The motor has a drip shield and the pump has a drip shield. If they would install a drip shield on the transmission shaft above the main bearing then if the tub leaked at least the bearing would not get wet and go out. Also the yoke is stainless steel and it is bolted to the tranny which is a potmetal alloy. The caked on detergent cause a catalyst and them bolts won't budge as a result. I wonder who designs these fugups?
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Re: Frigidaire Transmission Issue? Model #GLWS1349
« Reply #11 on: October 10, 2011, 12:33:16 AM »
Well JW, if a machine pisses me off that much I put it up in my barn for a parts machine. I rarely have much trouble out of the Frigidaires and I dont mind working on them cause they are farely simple machines and easy to work on. I have finished mine and here is the finished product.

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Re: Frigidaire Transmission Issue? Model #GLWS1349
« Reply #12 on: October 10, 2011, 12:34:11 AM »
Few more.

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Re: Frigidaire Transmission Issue? Model #GLWS1349
« Reply #13 on: October 10, 2011, 12:41:17 AM »
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Re: Frigidaire Transmission Issue? Model #GLWS1349
« Reply #14 on: October 10, 2011, 10:38:39 AM »
So it was a screw instead of a nail. I was close. ;)
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Re: Frigidaire Transmission Issue? Model #GLWS1349
« Reply #15 on: October 11, 2011, 12:26:39 AM »
Yep. Close. I noticed a few more screwed up things I had to fix before selling it. Someone had tampered with the wiring on the water temp switch. Hot was cold and vise versa. Had to switch all 4 wires around. Also the tub only filled with 12 inches of water, not 13.5" to 15.2" on the specs. I got it at 14" and left it.  Someone had adjusted the screw on the fill valve. After those things were fixed I've done about 4 loads in it and I have posted it for sale on my local Craigslist  O0

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Re: Frigidaire Transmission Issue? Model #GLWS1349
« Reply #16 on: October 11, 2011, 05:26:39 PM »
How much will you sell it for?  I have a Frigidaire that I'm fixing up to sell right now.  It looks to be about the same age as yours. 

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Re: Frigidaire Transmission Issue? Model #GLWS1349
« Reply #17 on: October 11, 2011, 06:59:55 PM »
I usually sell these for $150-185 depending on condition. If I have a matched set with a dryer I have sold them as a set for $350.

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Re: Frigidaire Transmission Issue? Model #GLWS1349
« Reply #18 on: October 11, 2011, 07:38:44 PM »
Wow, I'm not selling mine for enough.  The most I sold a washer for so far was $160.  I have a matching set of Fridgidairs that I'm working on.

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Re: Frigidaire Transmission Issue? Model #GLWS1349
« Reply #19 on: October 11, 2011, 07:52:40 PM »
Got in my van now. Sold. Compare local appliance resellers and shops in your area. As long as your below there prices you will sell them quick. I get as much as I can out of each one. Most are $125 and up. ;D