Yes, its old but what a good runner its been. I'd like to keep it going. My tenants complained it was leaking so I pulled it out in the garage and ran it with the front panel off and top up to isolate the leak. I ran it with a tub full of just water. I found the leak (siphon valve) but when trying to run the spin cycle for the second or third time the motor started smoking and shut off. After awhile I tried again and it started smoking and shut off. I drained the water by hand and tried it again and it ran. Later I tried a full cycle again with water and it ran through the whole cycle without a problem.
Is my motor going bad? Could it be anything else like the transmission binding or something? There are no unusual noises at all coming from the machine. Any thoughts?
Its a top loader and I've replaced the tub seal and belts years ago. Other than that, no other problems or repairs.