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.
Answer AB Jones,
The first thing that you will need to do is to repair the wire for the capacitor. If that wire was loose and broke when pulling it off then this could be causing the issue as this is a run capacitor and would need to be hooked up to run. It is possible that the start winding of the motor is also faulty since the motor will not start.
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.