Washer fills and drain, It will not agitate nor spin. Replaced Lid switch.
Answer Hello Calvin. Check the motor coupling 285753A and see if it is broke. Hope this helps.
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What would cause the capacitor (#3348058) to start smoking and blow oil out the end the wires connect to it? Would replacing it fix or would it blow also? Thanks
Answer Hello Jerry,
This would indicate a bad capacitor. The part number would depend on the model number of the unit in your home. While replacing it normally corrects the issue, the model number on the units' I.D. tag is necessary to look up the correct part number.
The washer will agitate for 10 seconds, then it stops and I unplug it. After 15 seconds, there is a click in the motor and I plug it in and it runs again for 10 seconds, etc. This is a used motor I just purchased on ebay because the original motor was exhibiting similar symptoms. Can it be the capacitor is bad?
Answer Hello Ed,
I doubt the capacitor is bad because the motor would not be able to start if the capacitor were the issue. I would remove the harness from the motor and bypass the lid switch. Put the unit into a spin cycle and test from ground to each of the terminals. There should only be one terminal with 120Vac on it. If you find more than one with 120Vac on it, the issue will be either a bad fabric selector switch, a bad wiring harness, or a bad motor. These are the most common causes but if you find more than one wire with the voltage present, you can use the wiring diagram to trace the wiring back to the cause of the problem.