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    • Part Number: AP3866194
    • MFG Part Number: 8572717
    • Made by: Whirlpool
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I am trying to replace my capacitor as my machine just buzzes/hums loudly and smells a bit like burning after it fills. It wouldn't drain so I drained it myself. The capacitor is corroded/rusty and the prongs snapped off inside the wire connectors. Can I get new wire connectors? The prongs look like they are corroded inside the connector and I can't pull them out, they just tear leaving pieces inside. I'm having trouble telling what part exactly the wire connector to the prong is. Or do I need the entire wiring harness? Also, there is a black "dust" that sort of looks like steel wool. Is this from the Clutch? Should I replace it as well? or from the brake? I really appreciate any help! Jessica

Jessica for Model Number LSR7233DQ0

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My Kenmore washer (model# 110.27822790) will not agitate, spin, or drain. The washer will only fill now and when it is on other portions of the cycle, it only hums at the motor and usually produces a burning smell. I disconnected the motor from the pump and gearcase and had the exact same problem with no load on the motor. I also had access to a spare motor to try. I installed this spare motor but still had the exact same problems. I also checked the resistance on various windings for my motor and the spare I tried. All the resistance readings appear to be in spec and the readings were comparable between the 2 motors. The timer appears to cycle correctly (no humming in the off position, washer fills when it is supposed to, etc.). I checked the start-up capacitor. It is not shorted but it is weak, reading ~175 vs. a spec of 189 to 227 MFD. Is this capacitor too weak to start the motor? Thanks.

Ryan P for Model Number 110.27822790

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After washing clothes, wouldn't drain or spin. Just makes timer buzzing noise. Check lid switch, pump, couplings and motor. Motor will spin when taken off of couplings and is plugged in. Couplings on gear will turn by hand and shaft turns in tub. What am I missing?

Jay for Model Number LSQ8543JQO

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I have a sears/whirlpool direct drive washer approx 5yrs old. The washer reaches the rinse cycle after agitating fine and won't pump out the water. I bypassed the lid switch took cabinet off and heard the motor humming at this time and getting hot. I was able to get it to pump and spin by helping it along at the coupler. I took the pump off ( no obstructions) it spins freely, the coupler is good, I took the motor off and was able to spin the coupler attached to transmission. The motor windings test ok with an ohmmeter and the motor switch as well. All that I can think of is the capacitor. I removed it and measured voltage across it and got zero, that should have been 120v in my opinion, using an ohmmeter it reads a open circuit across the terminals. Am I looking at a bad capacitor here? Thank you in advance

Mark H. for Model Number Sears 11026652503

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What does the capacitor actually do? Is it needed?

Chuck and April

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My wife did laundry last night and the washer worked fine. On the 2nd load the washer filled up fine. It would not agitate, spin or drain. When we adjusted the knob to try to have it spin and drain the water it just made a humming sound. I know the lid switch is in good order because I replaced it 2 months ago with the help of one of your videos. I'm guessing that the capacitor 8572717 has gone bad. How can I check to see if that is the problem? I would rather replace the capacitor than purchase a new machine. However, if the problem is due to a faulty motor or transmission I would probably just buy a new machine.

Joe for Model Number Whirlpool Washer Model LSR8233JQ0

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Timer works, motor hums,wont spin or agitate. Removed motor/tranny section. Could capacitor cause this problem? When unplugging motor and cap. one lug/wire of cap. was very loose and broke when I tried pulling wire off. Now I cant check motor section without cap hooked up. Please help.

Ab Jones for Model Number whirlpool lxr9445jq0

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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?

Scott for Model Number LSR7233EQ0

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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.

Robert

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The washer will fill with water but won't do anything else on any setting. Could it be the timer?

Mary W for Model Number RAS7133RQ4

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