My washer also works fine in the wash cycle and then quits in the rinse cycle. The motor also hums and acts like someone is flipping the switch when it tries to run. Voltage at the outlet reads 130, but when the motor kicks in to rinse, it drops to 102-104. If the motor stays running, the voltage goes back up. I took the motor switch apart and cleaned the contact points, but that did not seem to help. Could it be the motor? Everything seems to be free and easy to move.
ANSWER Alan, The issue is in the power supply, not the washer or motor. There should be no more than a 10% voltage drop on a circuit, it it is wired and working proper. Minimum operational volts for the motor is 108 VAC,"under a load" 108 to 104 VAC the motor might start and run, 102 volts or below the motor will hum, but usually won't start/run. You could install a capacitor kit as a temporary repair 206103 or test. but you need to start at the outlet and work back to the breaker box. Thanks and Good Luck
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Tuesday, December 20, 2011