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Offline JWWebster

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Re: Frigidaire Stackable Washer Dryer Washer Wont start
« Reply #10 on: May 18, 2010, 12:07:35 PM »

With the belt off energize the motor, if it hums and is hard to turn by hand it is "Poling out". In other words the bearing has worn to the point the rotor is rubbing and magnetized to the stator. If you can turn it by hand while energized and it will take off like moody's goose in a tailwind then you might want to invest in a capacitor if one is on that model. Careful that puppy don't bite you now.
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Re: Frigidaire Stackable Washer Dryer Washer Wont start
« Reply #11 on: May 18, 2010, 06:02:28 PM »
Thanks for the help so far. I did take the harness off the motor and put it back on snug. Now the machine starts fills with water which it did not before. When I put the timer on agitate or spin the motor hums but does not move. So I have taken the motor off and can spin it smoothly with my finger both directions. I took the motor out of the cabinet but still hooked up to the harness and when I put it on agitate or spin it only hums. I'm guessing the motor needs to be replaced but before I do is there anyway to confirm a bad motor?
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Frigidaire Stackable   model  FEX83CS0

If the washer is 5 years or older---there's a possibility that the TIMER contacts have burnt sufficiently enough to cause a drop in voltage to the motor. This causes the motor to "hum" and then overheat.

The LID LOCK/SWITCH contacts are known to do this as well.

The MOTOR SWITCH contacts can also be burnt.

I have seen Frigidaire top load washers that were used heavily (12 loads per week or more for 5 or more years) that required all three components (MOTOR/TIMER/LID SWITCH LOCK ASSY).

Testing these components by measuring amperage usually identifies the culprit. Sometimes---visually inspecting the contacts is really required to get a measure of the condition of the three sets of *contacts*.

It's very frustrating to replace a motor only to find that the new motor "hums"--so verifying fault is critical.

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Re: Frigidaire Stackable Washer Dryer Washer Wont start
« Reply #12 on: October 21, 2011, 12:10:21 AM »
Wonder how this ended? I got the same issues here. LOL! :rofl:


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