What could be wrong with the machine when it seems to work perfectly in Normal and Casual/Permanent Press cycles and not in Delicate or Handwash cycles? The mortor apparently trips on the thermal protection and smells hot or burning. Works after cooling downa and switching to a "regualr" cycle. I've had the machine apart and the motor turns freely. Could it be the starting windings when the motor is running on low speed or the starting capacitor? Are these only used in the slow motor speeds for the delcate cycles? I checked motor winding resistances and got three different readings for starting, low speed and high speed and none were shorted to ground or to each other. Readings were in the 12, 18 and 29 ohms ranges, if I remenber correctly. The clutch and brake look OK to me and seem to function correctly. The timer seems noisy (buzzy) somtimes. The motor/gearbox assembly turns slightly harder in one direction than the other, but I don't remember which direction clockwise or counterclockwise.
ANSWER Ron, The issue is not in the capacitor or the start winding, The motor wouldn't run if either were defective. The issue would be in the timer 3951702 or the motor 661600 low speed winding. If you remove power to the washer, place the timer in the delicate cycle and pull out the knobe, you should read a "closed" circuit across the tan and orange wire terminls of the timer, and an "open circuit between the tan and blue wire. if there is any resistance reading from tan to blue,the timer is trying to activate both spped windings at the same time and the motor overheats and shuts down on the overload.
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Friday, November 30, 2012