Spin Brake Repair Procedures
Read the following repair procedures and decide if you could successfully replace your transmission.
The new washer has been completely redesigned from top to bottom and does not share any parts with the old style washer. A plastic tub similar to the one that Whirlpool uses in their direct drive washers eliminates the rusting problem. The spin basket is also plastic. The water pump sits off in a corner and has its own motor. A timer with a plastic case and a water inlet valve have been designed for this washer. And finally, the spin brake is integrated into the transmission.
The spin brake is failing in this new washer. This wouldn't be a big deal except for the fact that the spin brake is built into the transmission and in order to repair it, the entire transmission has to be replaced!
The spin brake stops the basket from spinning after the spin cycle has finished and during all other cycles such as agitate. When the spin brake fails, the basket takes a long time to stop after the spin cycle is through and the basket will start to spin during the agitate cycle. This is not good for several reasons:
Washer is in Warranty (less than 3 yrs old)
If your washer is in warranty you have the following options with associated costs:
Important Information: If your free transmission obtained under warranty fails more than 3 years after the original washer purchase date, you don't get any more free transmissions. Getting rid of the washer is your best option here. Or, if you haven't had enough of this washer, check into an extended warranty before your original warranty runs out.
Washer is Not in Warranty (more than 3 yrs old)
If the washer is out of warranty you have the following options:
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