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#1 usmc48

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 10:52 AM

i have a wtw5590sq2 direct drive washer replaced timer and coupling , now when i turn it on the motor hums but will not agitate or spin. before this i could turn it on wait move the tub and it would agitate and spin

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 11:00 AM

You may have something jamming the pump. Have a look. Or the pump could be bad. ==> http://www.repaircli...mp/3363394/3296

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 11:37 AM

there was a pen in the pump but the pump is alright but it still hums and wont agitate

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 11:39 AM

Take the pump off the motor, tie it back, then ru the machine again. That's the only way you can definitely prove that the pump is implicated in the problem or not.

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 12:06 PM

ok i have
tied the pump back an nit still hums but wont agitate or spin

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 12:10 PM

Okay, now disconnect the motor set it on the ground with the wire harness still connected to it and run it. If the motor runs this way then we have a drivetrain problem. If the motor still won't run, then replace the motor. ==> http://www.repaircli...r/661600/675936

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 12:21 PM

the motor runs

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 12:30 PM

Then either the Coupler is installed wrong, the transmission is seized up, or there is clothing stuck between the inner basket and outer tub.

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 12:43 PM

the tramsmission can be turned by hand, with the coupling and motor it can be turned by hand . what is a wig wag switch?

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 12:45 PM

No wigwag switch on your washer. However, you do have a lid switch.

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 12:48 PM

i bypass the lid switch and it just hums

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 01:40 PM

You can turn the Coupler and Transmission, but the Motor can't ?
With the Motor removed and not powered,
Try turning the Motor shaft by hand.
Does it turn easily, smoothly ?
Can you give it a good twist and it will continue for awhile ?
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Posted 15 July 2012 - 01:44 PM

Sounds like a lame motor.

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 01:58 PM

i can turn the motor easily by hand and the transmisson by hand with the coupling on the shaft, turn the motor coupling and transmission together,but put the motor coupling trans together by pass lid switch and it hums.i can turn the tub with water in it and neverything hooked up

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 02:12 PM

Sounds like a lame motor.



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Posted 15 July 2012 - 02:17 PM

thanks for your help appriciate it

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 06:21 AM

Sounds to me more like don't have the couplers all the way seated down on the motor and the transmission input shaft.

The new couplers with the metal inserts don't go on as easy as the old complete plastic style ones and it seems we hear this alot from the DIY's after replacing a coupler it won't turn or they smell rubber burning!!!!

Both coupler halves must be driven onto the motor and transmission input shaft, shaft most be at least flush with surface of coupler or it will have to much pressure when motor is clipped to transmission and they will bind up.
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