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White-Westinghouse Washer hums then starts


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#1 cobras

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Posted 16 October 2013 - 07:33 PM

I have a White Westinghouse washing machine model # WWX433RBW1. It fills then hums off and on for a while then it will eventually start. It usually hums before each cycle. It will eventually finish but takes forever. Any ideas? Maybe timer? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!



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Posted 16 October 2013 - 09:57 PM

Take the front off and run it. See if the hum is coming from the motor. The motor has a start capacitor. It could be getting weak. Check it with a capacitor checker to make sure it has the right farad rating.



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Posted 17 October 2013 - 08:53 AM

Thanks for the advice. What if you don't have a capacitor checker? Are they expensive?



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Posted 18 October 2013 - 10:03 PM

Sorry for not reponding sooner. I think you can get a cheap multimeter with a cpacitor checker for about $20.00 from radio shack or harbor freight tools.




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