Does this motor require a capcacitor?
This motor does not appear to need a capacitor but with a model number we could provide more information.
The water fills, it washes, but doesn't drain the waste water, and then continues on with the remaining tasks but never drains throughout the cycle. Why?
Answer Luis, You will need to check the separator assembly 8520840 and hoses for clogs and kinks (if the motor runs in the drain cycle). If the motor does not run in the drain cycle, you'll want to check or replace the timer 8535366.
motor doesn't start. 4 pin connector on motor. what should the readings be with an ohm meter and the power disconnected?
Answer Bill, The motor winding resistances are as follows: white/purple to gray, (drain winding) 4 to 7 ohms. white/purple to yellow, (wash winding) 4 to 7 ohms resistance. and white/ purple to blue white (run winding) 2 to 3.5 ohms. Of course you need to allow a 10% tolerance on the resistance readings to be within factory specs. and don't forget to check the motor start relay circuits. Thanks