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It starting from low and seem like it is ramping up uncontrollably.
The reason the transmoission was replaced was because the washer was originally making very loud noises. When checking out the washer, I found grease all over the transmission and insde the washer cabinet, so I quickly assumed that I had transmission issues. Now when we turn on the washer in spin cycle only, the washer starts to spin faster and faster. I believe another component caused the transmission failure.
Ok, when you replaced the transmission, if there was oil as you suggest, then it would have been mandatory to replace the clutch with it. The clutch band is probably damaged now due to oil absorbing into the pads. You can purchase a new clutch assembly. You will have to take the transmission back out to do this, but this is no big deal. Part 5 on this diagram is the clutch assembly. I seriously doubt you have a speed switch issue. In 15 years, I've only seen one or two speed switch failures. The part number for the clutch is(NNN) NNN-NNNNand runs around $40.00. With any oil leak from a direct drive transmission, replacement of this part is a necessity.
Yes there was grease all over. Can the clutch assebly be cleaned with a degreaser?
I will replace the clutch assembly as suggusted. Could any other component cause the run away spin speed? I will order the clutch today and change it as soon as I get, most likely with a week. If this does not take care of the washer issue, Would I need to pay another $30.00?
Justin, I will change the clutch. Thanks for your help.
Justin, are you available? Is there another appliance expert available?
Hi Steve, Can you veiw my previous emails? If you can, I ordered and changed the clutch. The washing machine still wants to spin out of control. The machine is not banging around, it just keeps spining faster and faster.I do not know what else it may be.
yeas, how do you by pass the lid switch
Steve, I think it would be best to call a repair person and have them check out my washer. Thank you and good night.