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Offline jonesrsrg

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Maytag washer how to check motor?
« on: January 30, 2008, 02:26:06 AM »
the motor on my washing machine is making a humming noise when i turn it on.  i was wondering if anyne could tell me wht wires to ohm out to see if motor is good or not???  

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Re: how to check motor?
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2008, 06:53:46 AM »
It could be a bad START SWITCH #22 in this diagram:

http://www.appliancepartspros.com/partsearch/model.aspx?model_id=26500

Tap it gently to see if it starts.
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Re: how to check motor?
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2008, 01:57:09 PM »
i tried tapping on it gently  still doesnt work .  when i turned it on and tapped on it the motor just humms .   is there anyway to check this out with a meter and wht wires should i check???

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Re: how to check motor?
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2008, 04:23:18 PM »
does it agitate or spin, try running the motor with the belt off.

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Re: how to check motor?
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2008, 09:58:44 PM »
yes i tried running it with out the belt  it just humms.  i checked the wires on the motor and they checked out to 4 ohmns on the start winding and 2 ohms on the main winding. i also checked the start switch like u said befor.  when i ohmed it  it had a hard time getting a reading. i thnk i might try  cleaning up the contacts a bit and try that .   anymore help anyone can give would be greatly apreciated.  thnks for the above responses .   

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Re: how to check motor?
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2008, 04:58:00 AM »
does the motor shaft turn by hand easily ?

there may be a motor start capacitor...mentioned on page 97,
 but noted on the schematic as export models only.

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Re: how to check motor?
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2008, 09:31:29 PM »
I sometimes have luck with putting some zoomoil on the motor and working it back free but it dont last. replace the motor
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