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Quit motor hums. released tensioner and motor wouldn't turn. removed the belt completely and motor will start and pump will pump. Is the motor bad or is there a slow start circuit in the timer?

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  • marcstern730 Dec 16, 2008

    Thanks, WasherMD. Model # lw4202w. I've continued playing with it. I removed the belt and the motor hums but won't turn the pump unless I help it start turning. Once it starts turning I can tighten the tensioner and the belt will squeel but the drum will turn and the spin and drain will happens until the motor stops then it won't start up on it's own. It blows the overload. Is there a starter circuit on the motor or looped thru the timer? If not then I guess the motor is bad.

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Is this a top loader? Im guessing it is. Try to turn the basket by hand. Is it hard to turn. Sometimes a piece of clothing will get stuck between the inner and outer tub causing resistance. Do you have a model #? thanks dave, www.washermd.com

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