Ken, It's most likely a timer issue [Hello, my washer started acting up about a week ago. I filled it with water starting a wash cycle and when the water was full the washer started buzzing with a electrical burning smell and nothing was happening. I messed with the timer and cycles but no go. I unplugged a few times and nothing. I came back a few hours later and it started working again but now I am having the same issue again. I emptied it out, took off the timer panel and leaned it back to see if I can tell where the burning smell is coming from but I am not sure. I read on line that it could be the motor coupling but it looks ok.. a little oily though from transmission. I turned the coupling to see if the motor was frozen but it was not. I turned on the washer and it start running again. I turned it off and one many times and it started running. When I flipped it back over to see if it will run I turned it on and it buzzed again. After messing with it for about an hour I was able to figure out if I turn the coupling it starts. I was thinking it might be the capacitor not giving enough voltage to start the motor or it could be the transmission as it turns freely one direction but seems to get a lot of resistance in the other and it has an oil leak. I didn't think it was the motor as it is strong when running. I seem to have a few things that can be wrong but I am not sure what it is. Can you help? Thanks Ken
ANSWER Ken, It's most likely a timer contact issue 3955734, capacitors either work or don't work, they normally don't go "weak". Since the washer works (motor runs) it's not likely the motor, coupler or transmission, at this point.
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Saturday, April 06, 2013