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Washer won't do anything but fill

My Roper washer does nothing but fill...then makes kind of a humming sound. Does this mean the motor is gone?

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  • puppers Jan 09, 2009

    Thank you. I checked about the price of the motor...I am getting estimates ranging from $175 (independent repairman) to $238.50 (Sears). Does that sound right? I am told I will have to pull the motor out and replace the whole thing. Thanks for the help

  • Anonymous Jan 12, 2009

    The washer fills but will do nothing else.

  • benmayasam Jan 19, 2009

    The washer fills then makes a humming sound, but won't do anything else.

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This could mean 2 things 1. check you lid switch first if it is broke your washer will fill up but the motor and pump will not function
2. your motor and pump coupling will need to be replaced BOTH THESE ITEMS ARE VERY INEXSPENSIVE USUALLY UNDER 15.00)and can be easily purchased online or at your local sears. be sure to take your model number with you. Glad to be of service

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