To help others along The Way, Tampa Patty made this talisman to summon the gods of Appliantology and assist you. May your hammer be mighty!
Apprentice Tampa Patty has demonstrated patience, perseverance, manual ability, and courage that is exemplary to other Apprentices. To recognize her achievement, the Samurai is pleased to present to Tampa Patty the coveted Samurai School of Appliantology Apprentice of Distinction Award.
OK, let us conclude this sermon with a mystical Haiku of Appliantology. For best results, this haiku, like all Haikus of Appliantology, should be read under soft lighting and while burning incense. Let the words penetrate your inner being and you will soon experience the profound peace of appliance satori.
Now playing on a monitor near you, the Director’s Cut edition of our award-winning screencast, “Getting Started in the Samurai Appliance Repair Forums.” With completely new footage all shot on location here at Samurai International Headquarters, you don’t want to miss it. And it’s “now playing” all the time! Watch the thrilling escapades of Pointy the Happy Mouse Arrow in his adventures in Samurai Land. You’ll gasp in amazement as he clicks the link to register! You’ll swoon when you see him navigate the forum with the effortless grace of a gazelle! And your heart will swell with pride when he becomes an Apprentice Appliantologist and learns to start new topics in the repair forum!
Make sure belt is fine as well as pump spinning free and motor pivoting on it’s plate freely. After that, raise top like you are going to remove the tub cover and set unit into spin. With the motor running, and the tub just sitting there not spinning reach in and see if you can rotate the inner basket almost like a roulette wheel. If you can, that means your brake is released and your belt, motor, pump, brake and bearings are all fine, your trans is shot. If you can not, that means your brake is still holding or you have an article of clothing stuck between the tubs. If the brake is holding, you will just need a thrust bearing kit which is listed below.