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Amana 2002 top loader washer model AlW880QAW

Fills with water, clicks and advances to wash cycle, loud buzzing noise continues for about 1 or 2 minutes then the machine turns off. I unpluged it and bypassing the wash cycle and movied to the spin cylce nothing happens no buzzinbg noise just nothing. There is a slight motor smell so I thought it was overheating and shutting down but according to my manuel it has a internal overload protector that should come on after 3 minutes, this is not happening.

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The overload protector is in the motor. Once it heats up, it trips. You likely have something not moving to cause it to trip. Pull your washer forward and tilt it back to about a 45 degree angle. (it will rest against the wall behind it instead of falling forward) Remove the belt and rotate all 3 pulleys to make sure they are moving freely. If the pump pulley (the one on the right hand side)doesn't rotate, you likely have a forign object in there or just a bad pump. If the transmission pulley (the large one in the middle) doesn't rotate, check for forign objectes between the tub and backet. If the one on the left doesn't rotate, it's time for a new motor.

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