Can you buy only the capacitor for this motor?
Answer Hello Gunther. We will need your model number to help you with this. Please call 1-877-477-7278 or post your model number with a new question on the parts page. http://www.appliancepartspros.com/modelnumber_locator.aspx
Hi, My washer starts, fills up, then runs for about 15min then stops for about 20 min then starts again by its self do you think it might be the motor heating up then cools down.
Answer Ed, Yes, it could be a motor that is overheating, but you would normally have some abnormal noises, or a burn odor, were that the case. You may want to start by checking the drive belt 22003483 for excess wear. Then check that the lid hinges 22002751 and bushings 22002753 fit tight and there is little or no side to side movement in the lid. Then check or replace the lid switch 22003804. Those are more likely the issue based on the post information.
I have a Maytag motor part number 02278-4. It has 5 wires:red, white, yellow, green and blue. I'm using it for a different application and I only need it to rotate the pulley. Which wires do I need to hook up?
Thanks much, Ed
Answer Hello Ed,
The part number you listed is not a valid part number. If you got the number off of the motor, it is probably a vendor number and cannot be looked up. If you could list the model number of the machine the motor was removed from, we could pull the wiring diagram and tell you which connections are for the run winding, and which ones are for the start winding.
My washer won't spin or agitate. The pulley and belt seem fine. Electrical smell from inside washer. Can this be a bad motor?
Answer Hello Tim,
This can be a bad motor 21001950 but you should make sure voltage is getting to the motor. If the lid switch 12001908 has failed, the motor may be fine.
Washer runs but stops quite often. I believe that the thermal fuse on the motor is bad. Are these available and what is the fuse rating.
Answer Hello Joe,
If the thermal fuse is bad the motor will not run at all. While it could be thermally stressed, it is more likely that there is an excessive drag on the motor causing it to overheat and trip the thermal overload. This is common on these models when the outer tub seal begins to leak and the detergent water rinses the grease from the spin bearing (part numbers are series dependent). Raise the main top and remove the front panel of the units' cabinet. Use a flashlight to examine the bottom of the outer tub. You will see water trails from the detergent water coming from the center bottom of the outer tub if this is the case. A bad drain pump 35-6465 can also cause the issue. The manufacturer has made the motor thermal fuse only available as part of the motor assembly.