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

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  • ergodicity1 Feb 03, 2009

    My whirlpool intermittently stops between cycles and begins to hum. It will hum forever until cycle control knob is moved forward and restarted

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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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