Jan 132011

On direct drive washing machines, this style has no belt the clutch often fails.

The  result is a slow or no spin washer complaint. The unit may sound like It’s trying to spin, in reality is it is not. The clutch pads will wear out with time,  when this happens the clutch pad’s will not create enough pressure to engage the basket.

If you disassemble the washer and find that there is oil on the pads you will need to replace the basket drive assembly as well. The seal inside the basket drive will eventually wear down and oil will leak out onto the clutch.

If you do have to purchase the basket drive check to make sure the clutch comes in the box. Some parts house’s have the two separately and together.

Jan 132011

Kenmore/Whirlpool washer error code F06 is a communications error and usually results in the CCU control board being replaced.

I have seen some of these f06 error codes caused by loose wire connections on either of the motherboards (the CCU or the MCU).  Make sure the ribbon cable has a secure connection between both of the controls.  Try unplugging the wires harness on the CCU and you could possible reset the board.  Several technicians have reported success with plugging the unplugging and plugging the wires back in.

Check your use and care manual as some of these units had a five year warranty on certain electronics parts.  If you are going to repair this unit yourself look at our front load washer break down video to access the control board.



Jan 132011

The Maytag Neptune washer was one of the first residential front load washer that hit the residential market.

This washer has kept and is still keeping some appliance repair shops in business.There are several common issues that cause a Neptune washer to not spin here are several things to check.

-Drain pump ( if the unit wont drain it will not spin)
-Broken belt Remove back panel and verify belt is intact
-Broken door lock mechanism ( if the door wont lock the unit will not spin)
-Main control is bad ( Located in the lower left of the unit)
-Control on the back if the resistor are burnt check to see what other part needs replacing.

If the unit is draining and not spinning set the unit to a spin cycle. If the light comes on then check the control on the back for a burnt resistor. If the light does not come on verify operation of the door lock assembly. If the door lock assembly checks out , verify the out of balance switches are in place and not depressed or shorted out.

You will more than likely find you issue with the control on the back of the washer or wax door lock motor in the door lock assembly. The control on the back can be had at most any local appliance parts houses. Replacing this control and wax motor yourself could save you hundreds of dollars from the dreaded appliance repair man.