My washer will fill up but it isnt stopping. It'll fill until it overflows. Also, it won't agitate or spin or drain the water out. It just hums. When I set the cycle to spin and give the coupler a little push, it takes right off and acts normal. What could this be from?
Answer Hello Tyler,
If you unplug the unit while it is filling and the water keeps filling, the water valve has failed. If the water stops when the unit is unplugged, the pressure switch and hose should be checked. If the unit will not spin the body should be removed, the lid switch bypassed, the clips removed that secure the pump to the front of the motor and slip the pump off of the motor. Now try the spin again. If it works, there is debris in the pump or it has failed. If this locates no problems, the inner tub should be pulled and check the drive block for damage and make sure there are no items of clothing between the tubs. If nothing shows up there, the gearcase will need to be pulled and the problem will either be in the brakes, clutch, or internal to the gearcase.
Washer fills with water but will not agitate, spin or drain. It just buzzes regardless of whether or not the lid is shut or open. The lid switch tests out ok and the resistance in the motor and motor switch tests out seemingly fine. Also, tested the timer it has a resistance of ~0 ohms but the voltage is at about 100v. Not sure if this is the culprit?
You will want to test to see if the motor is getting voltage when the unit is supposed to be in agitate or spin. If the motor is getting voltage but not starting then the motor is faulty and would need to be replaced. Also test the timer from the spin when on agitate as there may be a sticking contact that would cause the unit to be sending voltage that is sending power for agitate and spin.
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.