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KitchenAid Clothes Washer, Fills and then Hums, Blew Breaker

My KitchenAid Whisper Quiet top loading clothes washer fills but doesn't wash or drain. It hums and blew the breaker. I already checked the motor/transmission coupling but it is in tact. If the lid is open, the humming stops, when lid closed humming starts again telling me the lid switch is ok. Model No YKAWE752WW1 Help!

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  • jchimenti Jan 31, 2009

    I have already dropped the motor to check the coupling and both the motor side and transmission side spin by hand. Could it be the capacitor?

  • jchimenti Jan 31, 2009

    There is water in the machine. Do I have to remove the water before removing the pump?

  • jchimenti Jan 31, 2009

    Took off the pump. Both the motor and pump spin freely by hand. Now what? Capacitor, Motor Switch or Timer Control? How do I know which one?

  • jchimenti Jan 31, 2009

    Testing the capacitor. I think I discharged the capacitor to start. Then, I set my multimeter to Ohm, touched the multimeter leads together and the meter went to the right (0). Then, I touched two multimeter leads, one each to the leads of the capacitor and nothing happened. Does this mean a bad capacitor?

  • Ron Coons
    Ron Coons May 11, 2010

    possible something is causgt, either in the pump assy, or betwen the tubes even. if you remove the cabinet the pump simply "clips" off the motor assy, andthen you can try to spin the machine, with outh the pump attached the motor will spin( if theres someting in the pump), if that holds the same result, you can also drop the motor assy( it too is only "clipped" on, andthen see ifthe motor start while resting on floor in which case would lend me to believe taht the problem is with the tranmission ( or something between the tubs)

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    maytag lat9700 checked breaker, no hum

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No, need to empty water theres enough room to pull to side, and yesathought it spins by hand i like to see it spin under load. its possible you have a bad capacitor

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