Major Appliances/Kenmore 80 Series washer motor/capacitor
QUESTION: I have a Kenmore 80 Series washer. It filled then stopped - no spin or drain but it will fill more if I change the water level switch. I unplugged and drained the tub by hand. After some timer and door switch testing I started on the motor. When I pulled one of the wires off of the capacitor, there was a "click". Plugged it back in and it works ok.
I've done this twice now so I guess that there is something failing. Any idea?
ANSWER: could be a bad connection in the wiring harness going to the motor. Why don't you supply me the model number and I will take a closer look at your machine. In order for us to provide you accurate information and supply you with the correct manufactures part numbers , we will need the complete model number, serial number and batch or series numbers (if applicable) found on a business card size metal/foil plate. If you are having difficulty locating this identification label, follow this link which will take you to our Website where we have pictures of common locations where your model number ID label can be found. Here is the link: http://www.affordableappliance.com/Tips/modelnumbers.htm
Once you have the updated information, please reply to this email. Eric Campion
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QUESTION: Here are the model and serial numbers for the washer in the picture attached.
Thanks for the model number.... Do you have a capacitor tester to check the cap? It's odd that you would have heard a click from the cap as these hardly ever go bad in my experience. Try turning the motor speed control on the console to different settings and try spinning.
Waiting to hear from you,
Eric and Ann Campion
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