I have a frigidaire washer/dryer stack unit the motor quit working. I started to invetigate what the problem was. I first disconnected the drive belt and spun the motor by hand it spun easily but I still wasn't convinsed it wasn't bad. I then disconnected the plastic shroud that holds the capacitor and covers the motor. Then I decided to try the motor 1 more time it worked fine so I put it all back together tried it again and it didn't work so I removed
the plastic shroud again this time I left it off and was able to run through a compleat wash cycle. I put it back together and ran another load no problem a couple hours later I tried anouther load the motor stopped working again. Could the problem be the capacitor?
ANSWER Hello Rob. No, based on the information you provided, it sounds like the motor 134156400 is bad and will need to be replaced. You can test the capacitor and see if it is good. You should see a spike on your meter, and then a slow drop back to 0. If so, the capacitor 131212301 is good. You can test this with a multi-meter TJMA-DMT3. Here is a link on how to use a multi-meter. Hope this helps. http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/oven-repair-including-ranges-cooktops/4810-how-check-continuity-ohmmeter.html
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Tuesday, October 18, 2011