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I have a kenmore washer Model# 110.25066500 and the problem is when it starts to wash it will wash for about a minute and just stops and you can hear a humming sound like the motor is stuck. looked between basket and tub and nothing is there to jamm it.

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  • kim_ayudan Oct 02, 2010

    I have a kenmore elite washer model# 110.25066500 runs for about a minute then stops and can hear motor humming, nothing is stuck between tub and basket, checked continuity on motor and mfd on capacitor checked ok. I'm pretty sure its mechnical.

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If the motor continuity checked ok and there is nothing got stuck in between the tub and basket then most probably the fault is related to the coupler between the motor and transmission or weak door switch. If door switch also shows proper continuity and proper voltage then other possibility is blocked drain pump,check the drain pump and drain hose for any kind of lint /debris got collected and any kind of other blockage in them. ----------- The pump is accessed from the bottom, which requires the washer to be laid down.To empty it you just have to scoop out as much water as you can.To access the pump the outer case of the machine comes off.There should be 2 screws holding the control panel down.Remove the screws flip the panel up then there is 2 clips holding the case remove them tip the case forward and pull it off. ------------

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Possible that the motor( if running with a capacitor assist) the capacitor attached to run is weak. You can see this capacitor strapped on the motor circuit.
The second possible fault can be the motor by itselff is getting stuck due to a poor bush play in the shaft and so it is sticking on between the run, this can be a little costly as the motor needs a new bush or a replacement. You can try and lubricate to see if this helps, if so remove and reset.
Finally check all the connectors from the program controller, make sure they are tight and fitting.

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    Donald DCruz Oct 02, 2010

    Use a capacitor in parallel if the motor is humming and not running....with not friction as you mentioned.

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