Washer tub is empty it will turn counter clockwise but is very hard to turn clockwise.
Answer Hello Mike. It sounds like the brakes are locking the unit up. This is normal on some models.
I have a washing machine that is noisy in all cycles. I suspect a bad drive motor but not sure.
You will want to pull the belt off and run the unit in spin to see if the noise still exists. If it does then the motor is at fault. If not then you will want to check the pump to make sure that the pulley spins freely and make sure that there is nothing clogged in the pump which would make noise. If this checks ok then it may be a bad thrust bearing on the unit.
My Kenmore washer will not agitate or drain. The motor buzzes. I replaced the motor start capacitor and timer. No luck. The washer still won't agitate or drain and the motor still buzzes. What do you think?
Answer Pat, First, separate the drain pump 3363394 from the motor and check to see if the pump is clogged or the bearings have seized and is causing the motor to "drag" and hum. Separate the motor from the gear case, Turn the coupler several revolutions in both directions, to test and ensure the transmission is not "locked up". Then check the wires for loose connection and replace the motor if all's OK.
My roper washer was working fine. I had a load in it and it just stopped. Check lid switch, is good. How do I check for a bad motor?
To test the motor you can turn unit on and check for 120 vac from white to blue on the motor. If there is 120 vac and the motor is not running then the motor is bad. If the motor is running then check the motor coupling.
I am looking to replace a washer motor 8528157 with a motor 8529935. Will this work? Thank you.
We would need the model number of your unit to determine which motor you will need. There may be differences between these two motors.Please post your model number with a new question on the parts page. http://www.appliancepartspros.com/modelnumber_locator.aspx