The machine motor will not operate to agitate or spin
A daughter included a long scarf-like piece of material in the wash which apparently jammed the machine which was found by another daughter to be sitting idle in a mid-cycle and smelling to me of electrical/motor insulation.
How do I determine what is shot? If the motor is shot, how do I repair/replace it?
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Re: The machine motor will not operate to agitate or spin
Sir/madam.. click this link for detailed images of your machine.. likelihood is some rubber bush may have given way due to jamming.. but you can check and replace by these diagrams.. hope this is of help. parts are available here too. please be aware that if you require parts for your machine,they will require the machine serial number to correctly identify the exact part/s you would require
link here:- http://www.easyapplianceparts.com/AdvancedModelSearch.aspx?ModelNum=MAV6548AWW&mfgModelNum=&fkMfgID=1
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capacitors fail for no apparent reasons
they can last for ever or just days
basically they are two separated plates that energize with positive and negative electrons that form an energy source when the plates are connected switched on but recharge when switched off as in an ac current
quality has little bearing in the issue and the materials used in the construction are varied but they still crack and the insulation ( grey/ black material ) melts out the failure
The have to be in the right capacitance area for the motor they control
there are pages on the net that may help you if you go google and type in -- capacitor construction, application and failures for electric motors --
The agitator and drive gearbox are all one part and are not serviceable (sealed), if it is the gearbox the machine is possibly scrap as the part is more expensive than a new machine. Will need further investigation.
Is the spin OK (quiet) the motor rotates one way to agitate and the other way in fast to spin, the belt may be removed at the middle pulley (Below) rotated in each direction to test. try the machine without the belt and listen to motor.
pull out the agitator. this may be difficult because soap gets built up underneath and acts almost like a glue. use a leather belt and put it under the agitator and pull straight up. once you get it off you will see a bolt holding down a coupling. take the bolt out and replace the coupling with a new one. this should solve your problem with the machine not agitating. the part # for the bell coupling is: WH43X10009.
Enter your model number and a list of major sub-components will come up.
Since it isn't agitating (I assume not at all rather than just the top part of the agitator. If just the top part isn't turning then the easiest solution is replacing the 4 "agitator dogs" ) or spinning the solution points to a couple of places.
1. The motor coupler may be broken. This piece is a fail safe between the motor and transmission. and basically transmits power to the transmission.
Remove the cabinet and inspect the coupler. Following is a good description of how to replace it if necessary.