Just bought this washer used, washer will fill but wont agitate, spin, or drain. Instead it makes a buzzing/humming sound. The lid switch is fried/melted but still seems to be tansferring power, as the buzzing stops when I open the lid switch.
Answer John, First remove the drain pump and check to see if it is clogged, jammed or the drive is seized. A seized or jammed pump will make the motor hum and not run. Then check the timer circuits to see if there's a open circuit to the motor start or run windings. Then the motor.
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I plugged the machine in, but it will only "hum" like it wants to start, but nothing happens, please help
Answer Amaz, If the motor is "humming" the first check is at the tubs, make sure there aren't any articles stuck between the tubs, then the drain pump 3363394 Check to see that the pump isn't clogged or jammed with a small article, or the impeller hasn't seized. This could cause the motor to hum but not rotate and should eventually trip the motor overload protector.
Machine hums during agitation cycle and will not move. Everything else seems fine, it will fill, drain and spin.The coupler and dogs look fine, the machine is 12 yrs old. Is it most likely the motor??
Answer Paul, No it's not likely the motor 661600, if the motor runs in one direction, it will usually run in both directions. The more likely issue is a failed timer 3953321, the internal contacts control the polarity to the motor, when the washer is in a wash cycle, the power is routed through the contacts and makes the motor run in one direction. When the timer stops between cycles, then advances into the drain/spin, a set of different contacts close and power is re routed and the motor direction is reversed and the washer spins. Replace the timer and you should be fine.