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KitchenAid KAWS850L Top Load Washer - wouldn't spin, replaced the coupling, did 3 loads and smelled like something electrical burning. Took it apart again and checked everything, seems ok. Put back together, turned it on, it filled and stopped, wont do anything. Had repair man out and he says its the motor. Not sure I agree, he wanted 300.00 to replace the motor! Any other ideas on what the problem is? Is it worth checking the capacitors or anything else??

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Check and see if one of the wires came off the capacitor on the motor. if one of these wires come off then it won't spin also make sure that your lid switch is hooked up and working properly. will it fill with water?

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The motor is $200.00. You could replace it yourself.

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