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Kenmore washer won't agitate, spin or rinse, just ticks or hums


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#21 heathblue

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Posted 17 December 2013 - 11:37 PM

The weirdest thing just happened.  I put the motor back on and tried to jump the capacitor like Mike said.  When I tried to spin the motor the agitator moved.  I was excited because it actually did something instead of just sitting there.  Then I attached the capacitor back on and spun the motor and the machine started spinning!!  I then pushed the button in to stop it and then pulled it out again and it started spinning all by itself without me manually moving it!!  This is so weird.  What do I do now? The pump is still off to the side.


  Spins freely on the floor by hand? or connected? With motor on floor, connect wiring harness connector and set to spin mode. Again, lid switch must be bypassed. Will motor start? If not but it is humming, spin shaft by hand to see if it will start.

 

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spins freely on floor by hand not connected



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Posted 18 December 2013 - 08:55 AM

  Unplug washer, disconnect terminals from capacitor without touching any exposed metal on the wire terminals or capacitor terminals. Remove the capacitor from it's holder without touching those terminals. Take an insulated handle screwdriver and place the metal end of the screwdriver across the terminals of the capacitor for a few seconds to discharge any voltage accumulated on it. Inspect it for any damage such as bulging, cracks or melting. Does it have a bad odor? The capacitor may be faulty but the only way to check it properly is with a meter that has a capacitor test function. If the capacitor looks/smells ok and the terminals aren't burnt nor are the wiring terminals, it's probably ok. I think you have a bad wiring connection or faulty wire in the harness somewhere. You need a tech who is competent in electrical troubleshooting to figure this out. You can try replacing the capacitor but if that doesn't solve the problem for good, you need to call a tech.

 

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Edited by fairbank56, 18 December 2013 - 08:58 AM.


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Posted 18 December 2013 - 02:54 PM

Thanks!  I will try that.






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