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Washing machine does not agitate


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#1 Lurker_biglou001_*

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Posted 10 May 2005 - 06:32 PM

Washing machine fills then hums.  There is a definate electrical burning smell.  Any suggestions?  Unplugged and waiting further instruction....:(

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#2 Lurker_biglou001_*

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Posted 10 May 2005 - 06:33 PM

Ooops...  model number is whirlpool LBR5133AWO

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Posted 11 May 2005 - 01:55 AM

Not pulling up anything on that model number.  Read this and try again.

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Posted 11 May 2005 - 02:40 AM

I rechecked the model number and it is correct according to the sticker under the lid.  I did plug the machine back in and advanced the timer to the rinse cycle and it did rinse and spin.  But still, if I let it fill, it won't agitate and hums and starts to smell again... 

#5 Samurai Appliance Repair Man

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Posted 11 May 2005 - 02:48 AM

Ok, let's go with a direct drive washer.  Open the cabinet and check the drive coupler.  If you're lucky, the coupler is so boogared up that it's binding the motor.  Also, remove the pump and try running it again to eliminate the pump as a suspect.

If you're unlucky, you need a new motor.


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Posted 11 May 2005 - 03:42 AM

Check all connections to the start capacitor and the motor start winding, your symptoms are typical for a problem in that area.
Mad Mac....Pray to God he's out there....somewhere.

#7 Lurker_biglou001_*

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Posted 11 May 2005 - 05:37 PM

I'll try some of the above as soon as I get a chance.  Busy right now, but will let you know how things turn out.  Thanks for the help...




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