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Machine will not work, motor hums

Kenmore washer 70 series, model 110. Machine is 20+ years old - first ever problem: last time I tried to use it the fuse breaker tripped after machine filled with water (just before wash cycle.) I re-set breaker, turned machine back on and breaker tripped again right away. Re-set breaker again, turned machine back on, but now the motor just hums (breaker does not trip) no matter what position I place the dial in (spin, wash, rinse, etc.)
Any ideas to try? Thanks much!

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It appears your motor/motor controller has failed in this instance.

For replacement parts - head on over to PartSelect.com or RepairClinic.com and enter in your full model number for a full parts listing.
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PartSelect has a great schematic database for locating the part on your unit and great "testimonials" for each part that often times includes HOW-TO information.
RepairClinic has pictures of each part they sell and also a great how-to and troubleshooting for basic repairs.


If your unit has never been serviced - there should still be an original service manual enclosed in plastic taped to the inside of the shell.
In the service manual are Error codes, maintenance procedures, and troubleshooting steps you can follow.


Anything too complicated or beyond your scope should be handled by a professional.

If you think you want to tackle the repair - and have gotten stuck on a step - reply to your question and I will be glad to help you out.




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