Hi, this is gil1714 in Scotland. Motor not starting properly, and humming. this machine has an induction motor which has a starter capacitor on the side(the cylinder shaped object). these age out, so try replacing with one of the same rating (printed on it ??mu). if that doesn't solve the problem, check to see if anything is partially jamming the drum, or if the machine is overloaded . the other possibility is that the coils in the motor are starting to fail, which would entail replacing the complete motor. hope this is useful gil.
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This sounds like the drive belt may have snapped off. It's usually located on the bottom of the washer. If you're able, tilt the washer on its side and recover the broken belt. It usually connects from the drive motor to the tensioner, then to the transmission. Take the belt to your local appliance parts store so they can match it up with a replacement. You may want to copy down the actual model and serial numbers down so the parts counter can provide a more accurate and exact replacement. Please let me know if you need any further help with this.
it's the motor that makes the humming sound..it may have difficulty in starting..when starting like this the motor draws more current and this may cause the windings to burn out..try reducing the load..if the sound disappears then indeed the capacity of the motor is deteriorating...take out motor and clean bushing and lubricate.. also realign belt ..