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    • Part Number: AP3866194
    • MFG Part Number: 8572717
    • Made by: Whirlpool
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How do you test the washer motor capacitor? Can it be tested with a meter or something?

David for Model Number 11022422100

ANSWER Hello David, It can be tested with a capacitance meter CT1 easiest. It can be tested with a resistance meter, but this will tell you if the capacitor is shorted or open. It will not tell you the capacitive value if the component has drifted out of tolerance. You put the meter across the terminals and watch the display for counting up to infinity. This will occur quickly and disappear very quickly. Now reverse the leads on the terminals, (reverse the polarity). The same thing should happen, but a bit more pronounced. It will once again rise very quickly and go to an infinite reading. This tells you that the capacitor isn't shorted or open internally. 

Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com   |   Wednesday, October 10, 2012

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