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Title: Washer does not spin, motor cuts off on overload
Post by: frame11 on August 17, 2009, 03:00:40 PM
Washer does not spin, motor cuts off on overload.
Replaced tub main bearing and motor and same problem exists.
What could be the cause?

Model LAT8826AAE
Title: Re: Washer does not spin, motor cuts off on overload
Post by: Repair-man on August 17, 2009, 03:59:41 PM
Can you turn the drive pulley by hand and make it spin?
Title: Re: Washer does not spin, motor cuts off on overload
Post by: frame11 on August 17, 2009, 11:33:37 PM
yes
Title: Re: Washer does not spin, motor cuts off on overload
Post by: Repair-man on August 18, 2009, 05:26:17 AM
If the motor won't run and nothing is binding to make it stop, then you probably neeed a new motor
Title: Re: Washer does not spin, motor cuts off on overload
Post by: frame11 on August 18, 2009, 07:16:52 AM
the motor is new, it starts and a few seconds before full speed ,
is when it cuts on overload.
Title: Re: Washer does not spin, motor cuts off on overload
Post by: JWWebster on August 18, 2009, 12:17:37 PM
Did you check to see if the pump was locked up?
Title: Re: Washer does not spin, motor cuts off on overload
Post by: Repair-man on August 18, 2009, 02:58:53 PM
Have we done any voltage checks yet? It sure sounds like something is either over or under-powered here. If the motor is new, then the timer sends the current to it from the power cord. As long as you have the correct voltage at the wall outlet, the timer is likely causing this issue. It also controls the Neutral circuit to the motor, not just the  hot feed.

If the timer is telling the motor to run at 2 speeds at once, this can occur also.

Title: Re: Washer does not spin, motor cuts off on overload
Post by: frame11 on August 18, 2009, 05:10:04 PM
1 water pump is not locked up.

2 voltage at outlet is 118 volts, at the start winding 99 volts when is running.

NOTE the basket turns ok when empty, the problem is when is loaded with water.
Title: Re: Washer does not spin, motor cuts off on overload
Post by: Repair-man on August 18, 2009, 06:16:47 PM
If it is drawing 99 volts during spin, then you have voltage issues. Is this machine being run on an extension cord?
Title: Re: Washer does not spin, motor cuts off on overload
Post by: frame11 on August 18, 2009, 06:32:31 PM
no, is a dedicated circuit to washer and dryer
Title: Re: Washer does not spin, motor cuts off on overload
Post by: Repair-man on August 18, 2009, 06:36:05 PM
If you're dead sure you wired the motor correctly when you replaced it,, then that leaves the timer as the only electrical part you have not dealt with.

Timer for this model-
(http://www.repairclinic.com/dbImages/00000378/00114971.jpg) (http://www.repairclinic.com/SSPartDetail.aspx?s=t-LAT8826AAE+-%3d%3dc212i1032944&PartID=1032944)
Title: Re: Washer does not spin, motor cuts off on overload
Post by: frame11 on August 18, 2009, 06:50:43 PM
anything i can check in the timer?
any other alternatives?
Title: Re: Washer does not spin, motor cuts off on overload
Post by: JWWebster on August 19, 2009, 09:10:10 AM
You could remove the plastic cover,turn the barrell,look for burn marks and that would indicated which set of points was burred and/or arcing.
Title: Re: Washer does not spin, motor cuts off on overload
Post by: frame11 on August 19, 2009, 03:39:19 PM
I looked at the timer barrel and no signs of arching, other than normal wear and tear.
Can this be caused by other factors other than electrical?
Title: Re: Washer does not spin, motor cuts off on overload
Post by: JWWebster on August 20, 2009, 09:51:01 AM
maybe the brake package is messed up?
Title: Re: Washer does not spin, motor cuts off on overload
Post by: frame11 on August 20, 2009, 03:05:01 PM
How do you check the brake package?