I have replaced lid switch, checked springs on motor bracket, motor moves freely, belts appear to be in good shape. The washer will fill with water but will not start to wash, the motor will start humming and I can reach down and pull on the belt and the motor will catch wash as normal. I can wash my clothes as long as I stay by the washer and gently pull on belt to get the motor to work. Have to do this at each cycle...
Answer Buster, Have you checked the voltage, at the outlet, when the motor is humming ? It has to remain above 105 VAC, or the motor won't start. Do you have to pull on the belt everytime the motor needs to start, or does the motor run the whole cycle once started. At this point it is most likely a worn motor, but could be the timer. Thanks and Good Luck
I now find that I can start the motor by turning the pulley by slightly pulling on belt. Any ideas?
Answer Hello Buster. Check and make sure the springs 202718 under the motor plate are not broke. If they are good, you will need to replace the belts 12112425. Hope this helps.
The motor pulley is free turning in both directions-does this mean the motor needs to be replaced?
Answer Hi Buster. Thank you. Is the pump free? If you turn on the timer on wash cycle, does the motor hum ? Then replace the motor part # is 12002353. Thank you.
How can you tell if washer motor has gone bad? I have replaced lid switch and now the washer will fill with water but will do nothing else... Checked belts belts are ok. Checked pump and seems to be ok.
Answer Hi Buster. Do you hear your motor hum? Are you getting 120vac to the motor? Unhook the motor belt and try to see if the motor pulley is freely turning. Is your Lid switch adjusted back to the original spot exactly engaging the lid unbalance lever as before? Is this lever still connected to the spring? this spring part # is 213720. Did you use lid switch part # 22001682 and all is reconnected original? Is your Pressure switch satisfied ? Take a small hose and hook it to the back of the pressure switch, turn the washer on in wash cycle and blow into it, this should push the diaphragm closing the internal switch to the closed position allowing your motor to start. This part # is 207363. Or if you feel comfortable using a jumper wire and bypass the pressure switch, you want to jump gry/wht.- to - yellow. Make sure you are safe with 120vac. Please try this before going further. Thank you.
Washing machine stop turning smelled like something burning. Trying to trouble shoot. Need help, any suggestions?
Answer Hi, if your burnt smell was of rubber the you will need to replace the belts 12112425. You should be able to tilt the machine over to verify the belts are fine. Hope this helps!