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Washing machines whirlpool-- changed lid switch.motor and motor coupling. Still nothing. Just hums

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Also you could have a bad wire into the motor check the lowest red wire on the plug into the motor. see it all the time on top load whirlpools.

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Check to see if there is a start capacitor somewhere on the machine. If so, it could be bad. If not, then you may have a transmission or frozen basket drive. If you did the motor coupler yourself, remove the motor again and try to turn by hand the part thats inserted in the transmission. If it turns ok, probably not the trans. Good Luck!!! Jim

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Merry Christmas! Our washing machine whirlpool

Hello there and merry christmas to you too
ok please read this solution fully this will be posted in 2 posts so i can get it all for you ok
There are a couple of different reasons that this problem happnes on these machines i have this listed below please feel free to leave me a comment on any of these if you need help trying to figure out how to inspect them or test them ok but you will need a multimeter to do most of the testing.
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As you mention not hearing a humming noise usually means there is no power to the motor assembly. A very common cause of this is a defective lid switch.

Open the machines lid or door press the striker pad and listen for a clicking sound. Or open and close the lid/door gently listening for the same sound, the switch to engage.

You'll probably find thats your problem.

Take care

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If you are neither spinning nor agitating and you can hear the motor running (humming or buzzing) the the problem is with the coupling. See the first link below to repair.

If the motor does not run, only fills, no drain, no buzz no hum then the problem is most likely with the lid switch, see the second link.There is video near the bottom of that page showing how to replace it. Let me know if this helps.


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Yeah that is a lid switch problem. I have a page I compiled that shows how to fix this easily: HERE

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