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Offline mscindy68

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Motor stops running
« on: August 30, 2009, 09:19:19 PM »
Hi, I have a GE washer and the motor stops after a few seconds then will start again, then stop, then start, then stop for good for while. It smells like burning. It does the same whether in wash or spin. The amp draw seems high, should be 7-9 , but is about 12? I removed the belt, same thing happens. Does this thing have a capacitor?

I posted once before, for another washer, and I am still trying to fix that one, but I have to get a 3/4" drive ext.
Thanks

Model WWSR3090TBW

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Re: Motor stops running
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2009, 09:45:58 PM »
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Re: Motor stops running
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2009, 11:34:37 PM »
I read the manual, but it did not say what might be wrong?

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Re: Motor stops running
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2009, 11:55:22 PM »
It could just be a bad motor. Swap motors if you have2 machines
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Re: Motor stops running
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2009, 11:57:31 PM »
Take the belt off and see if the motor runs. Wiggle the shaft, anymore than 1thousanths of an inch play means that sucker is polling out. If the movement up and down is more than a quarter inch thats a bad motor also.
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