Motor bad or transmission? The washer will load water just fine. When it gets to agitate cycle all I hear is a hum coming from control panel area. If I move it to drain/spin cycle with lid open no hum from control panel. But when I close the lid get same hum sound from control panel and no water drain or spin. So I assume lid switch is working
Sounds like motor but not sure how to test it?
You will want to check to see if the motor is running or if hit is just humming. You would check the motor by testing for voltage from red to white for start and if there is not 120 vac then there is either a wiring issue or the timer contacts are not making. If there is voltage but the motor is not running but just humming then it sounds like the contacts in the timer are sticking between agitate and spin. If the motor is running then check the motor coupling to make sure it is not broken.
Everything works except does not agitate. Have checked water level switch and timer. Both OK. What next?
Answer Hello Linda. If the motor does not run during agitation, you will need to test for power to the motor from the timer. If it is not there, the timer will need to be replaced. If it is there, replace the motor in the unit. You can test this with a multi-meter TJMA-DMT3. Here is a link on how to use a multi-meter. http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/oven-repair-including-ranges-cooktops/4810-how-check-continuity-ohmmeter.html
Can a centrifugal switch be ordered for motor part number W10210608?
Answer Hello Dave,
I'm sorry but the motor switch for this motor 661600 is only available as part of the motor assembly.
The washer spins very slow on the spin cycle. The clothes were soaking wet when the washer was done. Now it won't spin at all and you can hear a slight humming noise. I think it's the motor but I don't know.
Answer Hello Patrick,
This is more likely to be debris in the drain pump. You need to remove the body and pull the two clips that retain the pump to the motor. Try the unit in spin at this point. If it spins normally, the pump has an issue. If not, there could be an article of clothing between the tubs or there could be an issue with the brake or clutch in the unit. Let us know if you need further assistance and if possible, for a more detailed diagnosis. please include the model number from the units' I.D. tag.
Occasionally the motor hums then cuts out when going into a cycle. If I "grab" the motor and jiggle it as to re-seat it, the washing machine will work again. The motor runs fine out of machine. It seems that something periodically binds causing the overheat safety to kick in. Is it possible for the 4 grommets and or the springs the hold the motor in place lose their stability over time causing the motor to move? I did replace the whole coupler assembly and the water pump thinking they might be causing the problem. Thanks!
Answer John, Worn grommets or springs wouldn't cause the motor to stall or hum, it may make a little clunking noise. It could be an intermittent voltage situation. You have to maintain a minimum voltage of 105 VAC at the outlet when the motor starts, especially in the spin cycle start, have you noticed if the lights in the room dim or brighten, when this occurs, that's a good indication of a voltage issue. When you jiggle the motor, you're most likely causing the switch to close completely and the motor to run. If it's not due to a voltage issue, then it's a faulty motor switch and the motor will need replacement.
Unit will not drain or agitate, can here click at lower bottom when I turn on the controls, but nothing happens.
To properly assist we would need the model number of your washer. If the unit is a direct drive unit then you will want to pull the motor and check the motor coupling. Also check the pump to ensure that it is not seized up which would cause the unit to not drain.
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.