Posted 03 March 2012 - 03:31 PM
I've replaced the motor, capacitor, timer, fabric select switch, transmission, drive tube/brake, clutch, motor/transmission coupler
The motor on my washer won't start at the beginning of each cycle. The motor goes under load until it shuts down with the internal overload protection.
I thought it might be a mechanical bind so, I removed the coupler and reconnected the motor electrical connections. I wrapped a rope around the pump shaft and when the motor went under load I pulled it like a lawn mower; it spins just fine with no issues.
The problem progressed slowly - first it would pause for a long time between cycles, then it would start each time if I shook the machine hard. I finally had a repair man look at it and he diagnosed the motor or switches. That's when I changed those parts but - not fixed.
What else could it be that doesn't let or make the motor start?
Thanks for the assistance,
Posted 03 March 2012 - 03:55 PM
How's the Speed Switch (Fabric Selection) ?
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Posted 04 March 2012 - 01:15 PM
RegUS - The fabric select switch is new.
jumptrout - how do I trace a bad wire?
Thanks again, John
Posted 05 March 2012 - 05:15 PM
Meant to say "not giving the extra boost to the motor...."
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