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Washer was running normally. stopped during 1st stage of delicate cycle. 4 items in tub, small load chosen for load size, warm wash, cold rinse. washer stopped, slight smell of 'burnt' motor. will not start again. no functions working. waited 3 minutes for motor overload to reset. no change. how do i determine if it the motor/transmission or other thanks

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  • roccman Jun 26, 2009

    how would i go about checking the motor?

  • roccman Jun 26, 2009

    what is the specific location of the capacitor?

  • roccman Jun 26, 2009

    i have an amana washer(alw880qaw). it was running normally. 1st stage of delicate cycle/warm wash-cold rinse/small load size. 4 items in tub.

    stopped, will not restart. if the capacitor has failed, how will it appear visually?

    please give me specific instructions on how to check the motor if my visual inspection of the capacitor suggests the capacitor is ok.

    thanks

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The best way to check if a capacitor is OK is to get an electronic tester. Motors don't usually go bad. It is the toughest component in machines. Im 90% sure that its the circuit board that is problematic. Just get yourself a tester and test the capacitors. if you don't know how to test. ask for an electrician to test the circuit for you. Have a nice day..

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There are two possible cause.

1. The washer's capacitor
2. The motor itselt

You need to check the capacitor if it's pregnant or not. You can easily determine if the capacitor is defective by looking on its physical appearance. The capacitor usually looks like a cylinder tube (for washers only) and it has a markings. The usual markin is 10UF. The capacitor will not cost too much, probably around $5 or more.

But if the capacitor is okay, then you might need to check or replace the motor.

I would suggest you to contact a repair person to check it or to contact the manufacturer if the washer is still under the warranty.

Have a great day!

Posted on Jun 26, 2009

  • Melvin Ramos
    Melvin Ramos Jun 26, 2009

    You might need an assistance of an experienced repair person, usually, they remove the motor out of the washer and they check first the appearance and they have a device that they use to check if the motor is okay or not.




  • Melvin Ramos
    Melvin Ramos Jun 26, 2009

    The capacitor's location is at the back of the washer near the motor. It is connected by a red and while wires. Look for the marking 10UF or higher. Once you see a "UF" mark, that is the capacitor.

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