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Offline JWWebster

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Re: spin problem
« Reply #40 on: November 30, 2011, 03:04:09 PM »

You cannot tell by looking at it if it is bad. If you short it between the terminals and it snaps or pops it is good. No snap no pop it is bad.
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Re: spin problem
« Reply #41 on: November 30, 2011, 03:04:49 PM »
If the cap was shorted it would throw the house circuit breaker.
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Re: spin problem
« Reply #42 on: November 30, 2011, 07:54:06 PM »
It doesn't spark or snap when I connect poles.  Could I have done something in my clutch replacement that could cause it to go bad?  It may sound like a silly question but it seems too coincidental that the capacitor went out days after I replaced the clutch.


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Re: spin problem
« Reply #43 on: November 30, 2011, 08:51:33 PM »
You might have something binding. You can check to correct operation of a tranny using a drill:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ieZ5y47TAMk

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Re: spin problem
« Reply #44 on: December 01, 2011, 09:38:41 AM »
I tested the tranny with a drill and it seems to work properly (like in the video) and without any uneven resistence or stops.

Could there be a short in the washer's electrical system?  causing the capacitor to go bad?

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Re: spin problem
« Reply #45 on: December 01, 2011, 10:31:21 AM »
These new caps don't have the same stuff in them. PCBs have been outlawed. They don't hold up as well as the older caps did.
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Re: spin problem
« Reply #46 on: December 01, 2011, 10:46:56 AM »
does the Motor run OK in Agitate OR Spin  ?
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Re: spin problem
« Reply #47 on: December 03, 2011, 06:25:19 PM »
Received new capacitor today.  Hooked it up and motor runs well for now.  Hopefully it doesn't start burning capacitors regularly.

Anyone know what this part is (see pic)?  If fell loose in front of me as I was tightening a mounting bolt on the tranny.

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Re: spin problem
« Reply #48 on: December 03, 2011, 07:22:15 PM »
Received new capacitor today.  Hooked it up and motor runs well for now.  Hopefully it doesn't start burning capacitors regularly.

Anyone know what this part is (see pic)?  If fell loose in front of me as I was tightening a mounting bolt on the tranny.

Glad to hear the capacitor fixed it.
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Re: spin problem
« Reply #49 on: December 03, 2011, 07:31:29 PM »
Great!  Thanks for the info and all the help everyone has given.  I will post again once everything is reassembled and working again.

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Re: spin problem
« Reply #50 on: December 03, 2011, 09:04:19 PM »
Way ta Git her did!!!
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Re: spin problem
« Reply #51 on: December 04, 2011, 12:16:57 PM »
First time I tested it seemed OK but the second or third time - now I'm getting some kind of continuous clicking sound when it spins.  Capacitor gets quite hot also.  And sometime when it spins, the tub has an extra wiggle to it about once a second.  Clutch is new and coupler looks in good shape.  I can smell a burning smell again but it doesn't seem to be coming from motor/tranny area.

Now what?  :embarassed:

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Re: spin problem
« Reply #52 on: December 04, 2011, 12:29:44 PM »
It wasn't doing any of these things before the capacitor went out!

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Re: spin problem
« Reply #53 on: December 04, 2011, 01:30:37 PM »
YouTube video of the Washer Motor in Spin ... ?
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Re: spin problem
« Reply #54 on: December 04, 2011, 03:43:40 PM »
It wasn't doing any of these things before the capacitor went out!
But did them after you replaced the clutch?
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Re: spin problem
« Reply #55 on: December 04, 2011, 03:52:23 PM »
Didn't make any of the noises after I replaced the clutch.   It worked for a week then capacitor went out.  Replaced capacitor (after taking motor and tranny off to test), put everything back together, clicking and wiggle in the spin.

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Re: spin problem
« Reply #56 on: December 04, 2011, 05:18:54 PM »
Did you re-attach the spring to the chassis in the back?
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Re: spin problem
« Reply #57 on: December 04, 2011, 05:41:49 PM »
Well you know the cap is good now you can order a motor.
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Re: spin problem
« Reply #58 on: December 04, 2011, 05:46:12 PM »
1.  Is the capacitor supposed to get hot during use?  Would the motor make a clicking sound?

2.  I never unhooked a spring on the chassis but I will check that.

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Re: spin problem
« Reply #59 on: December 04, 2011, 05:55:00 PM »
You either have a bad motor or something binding.
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