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Motor is humming loudly.

I have a Kenmore Top Load Washer model number 110.24872300 and last night it stopped agitating and wouldn't go into the spin cycle or drain. So reading these forums I found out about the coupler and took everything apart and the coupler is fine.

So I rigged the switch and hooked up the motor but didn't reconnect it to the gearbox and just started the spin cycle. The motor did spin but was making a loud humming/buzzing noise. Now it could be that the motor humming is normal and because of all the other racket the washer makes I never noticed it but this didn't sound like a correctly working motor. Does this sound like a "dead" motor and is there a better way to check it.

Thanks,
Jeff

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  • jefflck Jan 24, 2009

    Got it running...turned out to be the water pump. It was jammed with what looks like a sock...not sure because i couldnt get it out. Got a new pump and all is well. Thanks for all your help.



    Jeff

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Motors hum, and your right, it could be no worse than normal.

I would be suspect that there is a gear stripped in the gearcase, since this is a direct drive washing machine.

Reassemble the motor back onto the washer. Run it through a cycle manually (rotate the timer by hand) until the motor turns, then look to see if it's turning. If it is, or even more so, if it pumps water out of the tub, then it is probably the stripped out gearcase.

Reply with you findings and more advice.

Posted on Jan 23, 2009

  • Mark Egan Jan 23, 2009

    Motors hum, and your right, it could be no worse than normal.

    I would be suspect that there is a gear stripped in the gearcase, since this is a direct drive washing machine.

    Reassemble the motor back onto the washer. Run it through a cycle manually (rotate the timer by hand) until the motor turns, then look to see if it's turning. If it is, or even more so, if it pumps water out of the tub, then it is probably the stripped out gearcase.

    Reply with you findings and more advice.

  • Mark Egan Jan 24, 2009

    Thanks for the response. Give me a good rating if you don't mind, and if you feel I helped.

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