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Humming noise during spin cycle

My washer is buzzing/humming during the spin cycle. It does not spin at all. The agitate cycle and rinse are working properly. The switch on the lid also seems to be working properly because the humming noise stops when I lift the lid and there is an audible click still when I raise and lower the lid. Any thoughts?

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  • sly101 Feb 28, 2008

    I have the same problem only mine does spin and work properly every now and then. Otherwise I have to shut it off for awhile then later turn it back on and then it will run and work. I have a Esate TAWS800JQ1

  • Anonymous Mar 04, 2008

    My washer appears to be working fine, but is not actually spinning out on the last part of the cycle. The water drains, but the basket doesn't spin. It sounds like it is running fine, but when I open the lid during the spin cycle, I can tell the basket had not been spinning and the clothes are still soaked. The latch of the lid seems to be working fine, as it stops running and making noise when I open and starts again when I shut it. I haven't tried anything at this point. The washer is almost 5 years old.

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2014

    after filling with water and the lid is closed I hear the switch click and then hum for about 10 seconds then it kicks off as if the it is bound up and will not start the wash cycle after it sits for a few minutes it clicks the switch and hums for 10 seconds and stops humming. I have tried all wash and pre wash and speed settings but it will not start the wash cycle.

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Strangely enough, the electronics in the motor drive circuits are quite hardy. Suggest if motor does agitate but not spin, check the motor brushes and see what length and condition they are in.Have had to replace brushes on many occasion.If you have a motor that has a capacitor then check the cap. It could be defective.

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Call a repair man and have him change the drive block. it is about 30 for the part

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