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Washing machine does not agitate

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

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Ooops...  model number is whirlpool LBR5133AWO

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

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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... 

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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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Check all connections to the start capacitor and the motor start winding, your symptoms are typical for a problem in that area.

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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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