Your motor on this washer has an overload protector. It is heat and current sensitive. It's a safety feature. If your motor is faulty, then it's going to pull excess amps. All excess amps are converted to heat, thus warping the bimetal protector and opening circuit to motor. Once it cools off, it will close and allow motor to run until it overheats again, which in some cases is a very short period of time. You may have a faulty motor.