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    Default Affinity not spinning

    Model: FAFW3517KR1

    Complaint is no spin. And I think maybe no discharge of water. Not sure about that.

    I suspect a bad wax motor. I sthere is anything else that needs checking? Reason I ask is I have read s omewhere about pump problem causing the wax motor to go bad.

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    Complaint is no spin. And I think maybe no discharge of water. Not sure about that.
    A washer that cannot drain, cannot spin....definitely check the draining out first.

    jeff.
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    As in checking the pump for blockage?

    Can I use a cheater to check the pump or just ohm it?
    Would still need to check for voltage at the pump I guess. Only experience I have really ever had with a frontloader of any kind is ours (Samsung) and that was just clearing the pump. Don't exactly remember the symptoms in regard to spinning.

    Like I said, I have read somewhere something about the pump being clogged or something and causing the wax motor to overheat I think and act up.

    My thinking is the wax motor will be a little pricey to have to replace again if the original problem is not found.


    Thanks.

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    As in checking the pump for blockage?
    Yes.

    an I use a cheater to check the pump
    Yes.

    or just ohm it?
    You can, but it can ohm ok but still be mechanically bad.

    Would still need to check for voltage at the pump I guess
    That would be a good idea in case the control is not sending power to the drain pump.

    jeff.
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