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Estate washer bad motor

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MIm working on a Estate washer by whirlpool and the motor is bad now ive called the whirlpool tech line and getting no help there this is a single speed motor and the motor they tell me to order is a 661600 which is a 2 speed motor does anybody have the single speed motor part # the motor that is bad has more wires than the suggested replacedment any help would be appricagted Model # is a etw4400wq1

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thats the one i have it is differnt than the orginal one the orginal one has black wire than another black wire then red wire blue wire then yelllow wire then white wire then tan wire i have a picture but its to large to upload

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I'll do some searching ..

You could re-size the picture with MS Paint or another program

OR upload the picture to some free picture / file sharing service and post the link here .

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it isn't just "plug & play" ?

What's wrong with the original Motor ?

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it cuts out after it runs and sometimes it hard to start

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it cuts out after it runs and sometimes it hard to start

in Agitate and Spin ?

Try turning the Shaft on the "old ' Motor Shaft by hand.

Does it turn easily, smoothly ?

Isn't the "new" Motor "plug & play" ?

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the wiring harness plugs in but on certrifcal switch on the motors the pins dont even match on both motors the washer will run both in agitate and spin but sometimes it wont finish the spin on sometimes when it starts it dosnt sound very good the bearings on the motor sound bad

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it cuts out after it runs and sometimes it hard to start

the "old" Motor and / or the "new" Motor ?

in Agitate and Spin ?

Try turning the Shaft on the "old ' Motor Shaft by hand.

Does it turn easily, smoothly ?

Isn't the "new" Motor "plug & play" ?

Does the "new" Motor work ?

OR the same as the "old" Motor ?

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old motor the new motor wont even turn on it just humes the wiring harness will plug on the new one but the pins are in differnt places the old motor will run but it dosnt sound very good the new motor wont the guy on the tech line wanted me to pull the wires out of the wiring harness and repostion them but on the wiring harness they are not # and the customer didnt want me to do that she says she wants the proper motor or she will just by a new washer this washer is only 2 years old

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Try turning the Shaft on the "old ' Motor Shaft by hand.

Does it turn easily, smoothly ?

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and smoothly ?

If you give it a spin by hand will it continue at all ?

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yes it actually spins the same as the new one

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Your model number takes the motor P/N W10210608 with the timer P/N W10199989..............I checked model number ETW4400WQ'o' and it uses the same timer but with motor, P/N 8528158.............P/N 8528158 is still available but when sold out you will need to order P/N 661600...............So, using Plan 'B' you may be able to use a different motor all together..... P.S. Did you check your start cap????

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did find the correct motor will be here today will post my results what a chore

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well this is the end of this service call did order motor Part#8528158 and of course this is total differnt than the present one on the washer and it is differnt from the one that part# 661600 so customer dosnt want to try it but this one probley would have worked it has only 5 wires to the motor switch and the wiring harness has only 5 wires this was a pain in the ass with no help from whirlpool whirlpool has gone from a top notch company to bottom of the barrel in my opinion been in the business 25 yrs

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The motor did not mount correctly or ????.........the wires should not be a problem, easy to move around..............The customer did not want to compete the repair????? Is she going to scrap the machine???? I would get the machine , install the motor , test it and sell it to recoup your lost wages............Wait till she gets a Whirlpool labeled Samsung :yucky:

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ya i know never had any prolbems with switching out a whirlpool motor till now this is unbeliveable 3 motors thats what i mean wtf they offerd me the machine but just to put the motor in i couldnt recoup my losses but she did pay me for my services but whirlpool my god F them

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did you change the cap? I always keep a few on the truck

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ya i know never had any prolbems with switching out a whirlpool motor till now this is unbeliveable 3 motors thats what i mean wtf they offerd me the machine but just to put the motor in i couldnt recoup my losses but she did pay me for my services but whirlpool my god F them

I'm beginning to think that Whirlpool hired some of the beancounters and penny pinchers from Maytag when they bought Maytag out. It seems Whirlpool is doing the same financial mistakes that Maytag did. Whirlpool was fine until they bought Maytag out.

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