Will not agitate. Timer does cycle through all cycles... fills with water - does not agitate - drains water and spins and rinses and respins.
Have taken cabinet off. With cabinet off and water to machine shut off, jumped across lid switch and manually turned timer through cycles - motor not running in wash/agitate cycle but does run in spin cycle. There is a very very slight hum from motor when in wash cycle. Tried checking capacitor with a digital OHM/V meter but not sure of the results. Also, checked OHMs for the motor... start windings had a resistance of 5 ohms, high speed windings had a resistance of 1 ohm, low speed windings only got O/L, extra low speed windings had a resistance of 2 ohms, motor safety protector had a resistance of 0 ohms. Do you think I have a bad capacitor or bad motor or something else? Is there another test I can perform to be certain? Thank You.
Answer EP, We're pretty sure your issue is not in the capacitor, 8572720 or motor 3350418 but most likely in the timer 3946476. were the capacitor faulty, the washer wouldn't run in any direction, your motor does spin, so power is supplied through the capacitor to the motor. The resistance readings you supplied, are within the factory specifications Start winding 4 to7 ohms , low speed 1.5 to 3 ohms and high speed .5 to 2 ohms resistance. The same windings are used to make the motor run in both directions, the timer reverses the polarity through the wiring in order to change the motor direction. What you'll need to do is, remove power to the washer and access the timer. Place the timer dial in the regular wash cycle and pull the knob out like you would to start any cycle. Then using your meter, check across the two terminal contacts listed in the timer cam and cycle chart on the wiring diagram inside the control console, to see which contacts have an "open" or partial circuit.
Where is the start capacitor located?
Answer Hello Chris. If you remove the outer cabinet off the washer, you will see the start capacitor located on the back wall of the unit.