How hot should the motor plates and windings be after a nonloaded test spin cycle...with a Non-contact Infrared thermometer I'm reading as high as 85degC/185degF on the plates.Some of the white plastic insulators around the windings seperating them from the plates have started to melt emitting a not so good odour(part of this odour may be from the new drive belt settling in?)Is it possible some of these windings may have started to short?
ANSWER Hello Gman. It shouldn't be to hot. This can be from a bad motor 22004498 or something binding in the washer and causing the motor to over heat. However, if the motor overheats, it should kick out on the overload and shut off on the washer. If not, I would replace the motor assembly.
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Friday, August 31, 2012