Wash tub fills, motor hums then burning smell, took off pump and motor, transmission shaft spins easy, motor shaft spins easy, motor shaft will spin slowly when helped manually, but still hums and does not pick up speed. Capacitor, timer, lid switch, or motor? What should I order or what should I test?
If the motor is humming, this would eliminate the lid switch and timer. You can test to see if it is the pump that may be seizing up by removing the pump from the motor and see if it will operate normally. If it does then check the pump for restrictions. If the pump is clear then replace the pump. If with the pump off it still does not work properly then replace the motor.
I just replaced a capacitor. My old one got burned out because water got inside it and it popped. Is the capacitor supposed to get hot? I'm very nevous that it might pop because it started to smoke.
Answer Hello Robert,
The capacitor should not get hot. If the capacitor is getting hot, the motor is either in a bind or the windings have shorted, providing too much voltage through the capacitor. The wiring and motor should be checked for proper resistances and connections. The voltage at the receptacle should be checked for the proper power supply and polarity. If you have further questions, please provide the model number so we can be specific to your unit and assist in locating the cause of the issue.
The washer will fill with water but won't do anything else on any setting. Could it be the timer?
Answer Hello Mary. You need to check the lid switch assembly 8318084 in the unit and see if it is bad. If so, it can cause the issues you are having with the unit.
How do you test the washer motor capacitor? Can it be tested with a meter or something?
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.
A water hose got a big whole and the water was spilling to the floor I don't know for how long. Now my washer doesn't fill any water. I can't even hear the motor going.
Answer Moroni, Can you hear the lid switch "click" when you open and close the loading lid ? You may have a damaged lid switch assembly 8318084 ? If you had water spraying inside the cabinet or control console, theres no telling what may have gotten damaged, or shorted out. You'll need to raise the control console and remove the cabinet and visually inspect all the wires and components for damage. Which hose had the hole in it, that may give you a better idea of where to start. We'll send you some access information, that may help you out.
The washer washes but will not empty what can I try?
Answer Hello Roger. Based on the information you provided, it sounds like the lid switch 3949247 may be bad and will need to be replaced in the unit. If it is broke, it will cause the issues you are having. Hope this helps.
The motor runs, but no water is coming out from the paddles jets when it is set to wash.
Answer Hello Alfred. Check and see if the impeller 154245801 is bad on the unit. If so, it will cause the problem you are having. Also, make sure the water is filling up properly. If not, you will need to replace the water valve 154637401 on the unit. Hope this helps.
DRYER WAS WORKING FINE. WIFE SAID SHE HEARD A BANG DRYER STILL RUNS BUT VERY HARD TO TURN. REMOVED BACK OF DRYER, BELT AROUND DRYER STILL INTACT. ANY SUGGESTIONS.
Answer Bob, You'll need to remove the front panel and front bulkhead assembly, and check for an article stuck in the blower fan and duct work under the lint filter. Thanks and Good Luck