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Roper washing machine makes grinding noise on spin cycle but the tub doesn't turn

My roper washing machine makes a loud grinding/buzzing sound on spin cycle but the tub doesn't turn. It does turn freely when you turn it by hand but not when the machine is on spin cycle. Any ideas?

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It sounds like you have a motor coupling that is broken. There are videos on YouTube to show you how to repair this. Search for "motor coupling repair on direct drive".

Posted on Dec 09, 2012

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HI thanks for your question. you could have something stuck in one of the holes, in the tub, or something caught in the pump, check those 2 . if need more assistance , get back to me. thanks the appliance doc

Posted on Oct 11, 2008

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There are a few things that can go wrong, If the washer doesn't adgitate or spin then probably the coupler is broken, lean the washer back and look under the machine between the motor and transmission you will find the coupler. (very common)

Coupler Part# 285753A $22.95

If its agitating but not spinning, check the lid switch, (easy check just listen for the click when you shut the lid, Or you can bypass it with a jumper wire under the console there are only 2 screw that hold the console down they are philips and either located in the front lower corners or the back lower corners)

Lid switch Part# 3949247 $42.95

If lid switch is good and the motor still doesnt run you might have a bad timer (RARE)
Timer Part# 3954563 $95.95

If you can hear the motor running but its not spinning and you have rulled out the coupler then your probably looking at a clutch (common problem) either the clutch isnt grabbing or the brake isnt releasing both problems solved with the clutch kit

Clutch kit Part# 285785 $44.95

Worst case your looking at a transmission, (uncommon) to rule out, make sure its agitating, then put washer in spin cycle. look under the washer to see if the clutch bell is spinning. if its not then you will need a transmission.

Trans Part# 3360629 $172.95

if its making loud noises when it stops spinnig then the block is bad.

Block Part# 389140 $14.95

Posted on Feb 07, 2009

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no theres something in your pump,,it up against the impeller in your pump.....onthejob

Posted on Jan 31, 2009

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SOURCE: I have a top load Roper washer that won't spin.Any ideas?

That sounds like a bad drum bearing, check and eventually replace the drum bearing.

Posted on Apr 27, 2009

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roper washer made a buzzing sound when spining

Posted on Aug 12, 2009

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