Upon filling with water at the water level setting, water stops filling but nothing happens but an electrical hum in the vicinity of the motor. Lid switch has been by-passed for years. Suspect capacitor or motor. Capacitor easier to replace. Should I replace both?
My suggestion is to go get a new door switch for your washing machine.
Secondly, open up the front of the machine (you will need to take the top of it off.). In front of the washingmachine you will see two big hoses. One is your washer tub inlet valve, and the other is your exhaust valve. When you disconnect this, be aware that you will get a whole tub of water onto your floor so be prepared.
There is two snaps that holds the pump that these hoses are attached to. (Make sure your power supply is disconnected.
Look inside of the pump. The other day we had someone's wire to a bra, stuck in it, and that caused the pump to lock up the machine. I had to remove the wire and put the pump back on.
If you have the pump off, and can plug the machine back in safely, turn it on, you might hear the motor spin. If it does, put the pump on after you clear it of debris. Make sure the snaps are on snug like it supposed to. Put your hoses back on properly. If it is off a small amount, water will drip.
assemble your machine back together and see if this works. If not, a service tech will need to come out to see what is the problem besides this.
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have a technician check it out as it may be a board problem
normally the fill level switch ,when the set water level is reached activates 2 things
it stops the water in and at the same time moves the program on to start the wash cycle
so it is either that switch or the program board
The water level switch may be going bad. As the water level rises to the proper level, it switches a set of contacts inside to stop the water fill and cause the machine to start agitation. Make sure machine is empty before you replace the water level switch---it works off of air pressure from a small hose attached to it.
As mentioned if the washer on start of function/program , allows water to come in , then stops as the level is reached, the program controller must then output to the main motor to spin. If there is voltage to the motor but the motor hums, then check the capacitor or if the motor is jammed or the spindle shaft is jammed.
If there is no output to motor, check the door switch , if not the controller is faulty.
Story could be lengthly so in brief, check to see if drain pump is not blocked and if door latch is functioning correctly.(use a multimeter if you can). If it all measures out as good, then your control is faulty. Does the water fill up to the correct level when you start the cycle? Does the motor hum when trying to run. If so check the capacitor.
A common problem with noises from washing
machines has been the under wire that may come out of small clothes. In the
washer they can get stuck in one of the inner basket holes and make a scrapping
noise, they can actually make there way into the pump and jam the pump, or make
a terrible noise when the pump is running. Grab a flash light and have a peek
inside the washer for this. Front load washers seem very common to this happen!
If the tiny cloth is showing signs of fraying, may be best not to wash it
in the washing machine, replace the cloth.
Water level controls - The water level control is also know as a pressure switch, this is where you set the water level ( small - medium - large ). The water level control is responsible to shut off the power to the fill valve and direct that power to the timer so the washing machine can start up. The WLC has electrical contacts in it that sends power to the fill valve and when the WLC is satisfied the water level is correct the electrical contacts open power to the fill valve and send the power to the timer and the washer starts. Picture of thishere. How the water level control knows when it is time to shut the water off is, a air tight hose runs from the outer washer tank to the water level control. As the water fills the outer tank air is pushed up the hose, depending on which setting you have made ( small- medium - large ) is takes a certain amount of this pressure to make the WLC cycle over and shut off the water and send this power to the timer. If this hose develops a leak or a pin hole the washer can over fill as the WLC may not be able to shut the water off. The water level control can also break down and allow the washer to over fill as well. Testing a water level control or a fill valve can be done by using a Testing a water level control or a fill valve can be done by using a ohm meter or a volt meter.Testing a water level control or a fill valve can be done by using a ohm meter or a volt meter.Testing a water level control or a fill valve can be done by using a ohm meter or a volt meter. A couple of tips from readers (Thankx!! ): ~ If you have a loose hose on the water level control or tank end, use a plastic wire tie to help hold the hose tighter and make a tight fit. ~ The water level tube (tube that runs from the square box), access panel on the outer drum where the bleach tube also ends) from the pressure sensor switch (front panel) can become clogged. Or the two holes from the outer tub into this square box panel on the outside of the outer tub can become clogged. Either clog, I am told by my help repair guy can cause the sensor to think that there is still too much water in the tub and so will not allow motor to activate spin. ~ If the water level control contact is bad, it may also stop the filling ok, but not tell the washer to start agitating.
If when the machine is flooding if you turn off power to the machine and it continues to fill: replace water inlet valve. If flooding water stops filling when power is interupted: clean out the end of the water level switch tube where it connects to the outer wash tub.
yes i have a roper ras6233kg top load washer. I have not had any problem with it until about Two weeks ago, it over filled and it would only make a hummuing sound. Now it has dried out and have been working beautifully. Then Three days ago it stopped agitating,will not spin only making a loud humming noise. I guess its time to get another one.
SOUNDS like the motor turning bad , if you hear humming and a strange smell ? yes, you might be needing a new main motor, if you can take a look inside while the machine is ON , check the belt to see if not broken , hope this helpful AJ