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The motor coupler may be broken. How do I replace it

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When you mentioned that it may be broken I understand that the fault is not confirmed. So I request that you look under the washer to confirm on the fault . To remove the coupling is to take the pulley out and push out the spindle.
But I feel that the motor capacitor is defective and so the motor is not working. If so it is a cylindrical pot that is connected to the motor windings and fixed on near it. You will find the ratings engraved,If the motor hums without running and is heating , this is for sure.
However as you mentioned the coupler , please confirm on it and respond.

Posted on Aug 26, 2010


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