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Series 90 washer,replaced coupling , now motor is getting hot !

Thanks in advance for your help replacing motor coupling , but evidently i have something else wrong as well. replaced coupling , reassembled, ran through cycles , hard sounding when engaging gears,and could smell motor getting hot. dissembled, seems to be slack in shaft, as well as easy then hard to turn areas. could you give me any trouble shooting advice ? again thanks in advance gaylon wilson

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  • brobogus Feb 03, 2009

    Thanks for your reply. The motor coupling did fail.
    Broken plastic ear. Motor spins as you described, no slack, Not to hard. i replaced a broken motor coupling , reassembled , quick run through cycles. By the end of the quick cycle run through, I could smell the motor getting hot, although cycles seem to function properly . I quickly shut down, dissembled to check motor , it was a little stiff at first but did free up after a spin or two. I don't think the motor is burn up yet, but maybe compromised.
    A car seat was washed when this problem occured, it could be something binding the tub ? The trans shaft spins freely cc wise , Spins clockwise with a little slack til it chatches up, Then spends the tub, There are places in the cycle that seem harder than others. Sounds like something under the agiatator ? How do you disasemble , to pull agiatator out to ckeck. Dogear and drive cam seem to be working properly , ingaging clock wise, free spin ccwise .
    While running thru the cycles seems like more gear clsah than normal. I contributed that to metal inserts on new motor couplings plastic cogs.
    Your thoughts ?

    Thanks so much for your time.
    G. Wilson


  • Jeff Rockwell
    Jeff Rockwell May 11, 2010

    It sounds like your drive motor may be shot. This could have contributed to the wear on the motor coupling if was binding. The motor should have a steady smooth free spin. Not too slack, not too hard. If the motor is not spinning as it should, the windings may be worn. The motor is sold as an entire assembly. If you post back with your complete model number, I can assist you with a search to find the least expensive replacement. I don't believe the motor coupling replacement had anything to do with the drive motor failure. They do wear out...

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You can use the following link, for an explanation on how to remove the agitator:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r823955-replacing_agitator_dogs

With the upper agitator assembly removed, grasp the lower flange and lift straight up.

Let me know if you still have further questions.

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