Question about Electrolux Washing Machines

Open Question

Hi I have a toploading washer Electrolux MEX731CAS3 that is not spinning.

The motor sounds like turning and the belt is good. I see the big pulley turns during the wash cycle and the shaker shakes but when it gets to the spin, it doesn't spin but the motor sounds like it's turning. If I try turning the drum by hand I can turn it freely anticlockwise but I can't turn it clockwise by hand. can you help me please? Thanks Rafael

Posted by on

Ad

6 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE:

Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad
catriver
  • 878 Answers

SOURCE: "howling" noise during spin cycle (still there after changing burned off belt)

Travioso, there was two service flashes out on this model concerning the seal and bearing which means they had an issue with this washer. The howling noise you are hearing is the bearing and will need the new designed triple seal and bearing kit. This should be covered under your warranty, I believe it is 5 years. The numbers for the service flashes are TDL-0048A-B. Call Maytag and inquire about these service flashes, these should be covered. Catriver.

Posted on Jul 25, 2006

Ad
catriver
  • 878 Answers

SOURCE: washer make a clicking noise

Zoobs, you could have something stuck under the agitator. The agitator will pull straight off. Grip it on each side and pull up hard, but don't hit yourself in the face. If that don't work, try slipping a belt under it and pull. Check for something caught under it. Another possibility could be the nylon suspension rod socket supports in the back. They will make a noise during agitation if they are dry. Put a little 3 in 1 oil to quite them down. Take the front panel off and check the pulley and belt, see if anything is out of whack. I also often find the motor support hitting the bottom panel during agitation making noise. Take the front panel off and observe during agitation. See if the support is striking the bottom. If so, just bend the bottom panel down. Catriver..post back.

Posted on Dec 01, 2006

JR JR
  • 116 Answers

SOURCE: Washing machine will not spin dry but washes properly

CLUTCH MAY NEED TO BE REPL/ IF DOES NOT SOLVE REP/ TRANSMISSION

Posted on Nov 30, 2008

  • 700 Answers

SOURCE: WMA54 Hotpoint Aquarius drum does not turn during wash or spin

sound like the contact points on the timer are probebly dirty or arched to where they are not making good contact. you can take and clean them with a piece of emery cloth if you are mechanically inclined and can take the timer apart. Also there's a set of contacts down by the motor ti check too.
Good Luck,

Posted on Jan 06, 2009

  • 57 Answers

SOURCE: The drum doesn;t turn during wash or spin cycle

Hi,
Kindly remove the back panel of the unit and check whether the belt is properly fixed if it is ok means check the wire connection if everything is fine. kindly check the motor humming sound once the water is filled if you find the humming sound means kindly replace the motor

Posted on May 18, 2010

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Electrolux washer won't spin


Yes the motor is faulty (Seized bearing(s) ), some motors can be dismantled & bearing purchased from you local bearing store.

Dec 21, 2013 | Electrolux EIFLW55IRR

1 Answer

Loose Inner Drum on Tricity Bendix AW850W


Has the belt come off the pulley or the motor pulley? If not and it is in good condition has the belt stretched and not connecting properly or the motor slipped making the belt loose? Has the main pulley bolt come loose?

Dec 28, 2012 | Tricity Bendix AW850W Front Load Washer

1 Answer

Washer tumbler does not spin in final stage


hi sounds like the gearbox has slipped a cog and stuck that will cause the belt to burn

Nov 01, 2011 | Frigidaire FEX831CS Top Load Stacked...

1 Answer

My Maytag topload washer is not completely rinsing the clothes completely in the rinse cycle. For example, I have to only place three bath towels at a time to rinse.


That may just be a worn out belt. It's pretty easy to replace. Tip back the washerthemobilian_1410.jpg
With belt off turn the pump. It should be pretty easy to turn by hand. Finally if the belt is good and pump is fine then you might have a bad main drive pulley or a badly worn one. The pulley releases the tub for spin. If the pulley is worn out it won't release well and the clothes will be soggy.

I have more HERE

If you need further help, reach me via phone at https://www.6ya.com/expert/dan_73bbd84fe1d95b61

Feb 10, 2011 | Maytag Washing Machines

1 Answer

Washer just stopped working and smells like something just burned


take the belt off and let me know if you still smell burning
next with the belt off turn each pulley under the washer there are 3
the big one in the middle...in one direction makes the unit agetate in the other releases the break and the basket turns.. does this happen?
next the pulley to the right is your pump how is that does it sound strange when you turn it?
next spin your motor pulley does it spin freely?
let me know what you find

Feb 07, 2010 | Maytag Atlantis MAV6000 Top Load Washer

1 Answer

Hi. I've a washing machine rex electrolux logic RE7. I must change the belt but it seems too much hard for me because the belt is too much short but the new belt is the correct belt. how can do this in...


There are two types of drive belt with different characteristics:
• rubber belts (black)
• plastic belts (yellow)

belt for example: 1280 J 8
1280 = this is the working length which is always shorter compare to length of 1280 mm depending of degree of elasticity (plastic or rubber).
J or H = shape of the drive belt
4,5,6,8 = number of teeth

So, if dimensions, shape and number of teeth are the same as the original belt, proceed as shown pictures below:

Always first place the belt on the motor pulley and then on the drum pulley and then turn the drum pulley (big) and belt clockwise firmly until the belt is seated.

picture 1-pqbhbvgkecedzsp304arfp23-2-0.jpg

picture 2-pqbhbvgkecedzsp304arfp23-2-1.jpg

picture 3-pqbhbvgkecedzsp304arfp23-2-3.jpg
Dado

Jan 23, 2018 | Electrolux Washing Machines

1 Answer

Electrolux front loader.EWF1090 i have the replacement belt but am having trouble fitting it. belt seems too tight. is same as the roken one. any suggestions?


put it on the small pulley first, then hold it on the large pulley with your hand and slowly turn the big drum, ensuring the belt stays on the big pulley as you move it. line up where you place the belt on the small motor pulley with the drum or it may slip off again.

Dec 23, 2009 | Electrolux Washing Machines

2 Answers

I have a Maytag Topload Washer Moderl PAVT2448WW


it may need to replace the MAIN DRIVE BELT , before assuming it could be the motor, HOPE THIS HELPS , AJ

May 18, 2009 | Maytag PAV2300 Top Load Washer

1 Answer

Whirlpool gsq9669lw1 topload washer will not spin.


Hi!

Please check the following:
It doesn't pump or spin
If it doesn't pump water out or spin, check to see if the motor is running, then proceed as follows:
If the motor is running, your washer probably has a frozen pump pulley or a broken pump belt. To check the pulley, remove the pump from the washer and try to rotate the pulley manually. If it doesn't turn freely--if it's frozen or stiff--replace it. If the pump belt is broken or looks quite worn, replace it--but be sure to check the pump pulley before you change the belt.
If the motor isn't running, the lid switch may be defective. If so, the washing machine can't spin and may not function at all. The switch is inside the washing machine main housing near the door frame. Often you have to raise or open the top or front of the washing machine to get to the switch. If it's defective, you need to replace it.
It pumps, but doesn't spin
If your washer pumps out the water but doesn't spin, check these:
The lid switch may be defective. If it is, the washing machine doesn't spin. The switch is inside the washing machine main housing near the door frame. Often you have to raise or open the top or front of the washing machine to get to the switch. If it's defective, you need to replace it.
The motor coupler may be broken. Many Whirlpool®-manufactured washers use a small, relatively inexpensive motor coupling. It's plastic and rubber and is mounted to the shaft of the motor on one side, and to the transmission on the other. Over time, the coupler wears out and fails. You may need to replace it.
A belt may be broken. Many washing machines have one or two belts. If a belt is broken or badly worn, you need to replace it with a genuine belt from the manufacturer. (Some washing machine belts are designed with special characteristics not found in automotive belts.)
The clutch may be worn. If your washer is a GE, it may use a clutch to come up to the proper spin speed. As the clutch wears out, it may prevent the unit from spinning well or at all. If the clutch is worn, you need to replace it. For this job, you probably want to hire a qualified appliance repair technician.
The drive motor may be defective. Many washer brands use a reversing motor. For agitation the motor runs in one direction, for spinning and draining, the other. It's possible for a motor to burn out in one direction and continue to operate in the other. If this happens, you need to replace the entire motor.
The transmission may not be shifting properly. Older washers produced by Whirlpool® have a transmission with an electro-mechanical shifter. If the shifter becomes even partially defective, the unit may drain the water but not spin. This is a complex system, if your washer has a shifter problem, you may want to hire a qualified appliance repair technician to repair it.
The spin bearing or basket drive may be worn or seized. These components allow the inner tub to spin freely inside the outer tub. When this is the problem, you usually hear a loud sound during the spin cycle. Call a qualified appliance repair technician.
It spins only with the lid closed
For safety, washing machines are made so that they spin only with the lid closed. The lid switch prevents the spinning action when the lid is up.

Please do rate this solution as FixYa and revert for further assistance.


Thanks
Rylee

May 17, 2009 | Whirlpool Washing Machines

1 Answer

Hi..i have a maytag top loader washers that won't turn or spin...can hear belt squealing and smoking


tip machine machine back now access belt should have motor pulley, pump pulley and middle big yellow thrust bearing,, usually pump is broken

Jan 03, 2009 | Maytag Atlantis MAV7260B Top Load Washer

Not finding what you are looking for?
Washing Machines Logo

Related Topics:

41 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Electrolux Washing Machines Experts

Gerry Harvey
Gerry Harvey

Level 3 Expert

1481 Answers

jimorris77

Level 3 Expert

411 Answers

Poppa Maddo
Poppa Maddo

Level 2 Expert

358 Answers

Are you an Electrolux Washing Machine Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...