Where exactly in the machine is the start capacitor located?
Answer Hello Fred, The capacitor is located odwn in the bottom by the motor.
My washer take water and drain (tested by turning the timer by hand), but the motor won't spin or agitate on cycle but you can hear a humm sound also the motor heats up. By the way the capacitor looks melted.
Answer Jose', The capacitor WH12X10462 should not be deformed in any manner(melted, cracked, bulging, etc.). This could be the cause of the motor humming and not running, not enough voltage to turn the motor. Thia is also an indication of a voltage issue, most likely to the washer. You need to check voltage at the outlet, when the washer motor is in the start winding and trying to start, the voltage must remain above 108 VAC. You would also want to test the motor winding resistances to verify the motor is not the issue. Across the M3 and M7 terminals(red and purple wires) on the motor would expect to see 4 to 7 ohms resistance. across the M2 and M6 (yellow and blue wires) would expect to see 1 to 3 ohms resistance.