Hi again, While I meant my preceding comment thanking you, I regret that was not the total of my comments, I just touched the wrong key. Then American Idol came on.
What I had intended to say was I followed your recommendations and proceeded too open the motor compartment and inspect the connector assembly. Upon touching the same it fell away from the motor bracket and I and said uh ha! However, my joy was short lived as further inspection revealed nothing out of order, ie, No loose connections / wires. No bent pins. All appeared good. The area was pristine in appearance.
After reassembling the connector assembly I inspected the entire motor installation and still found nothing out of order. Upon reconnecting plumbing and electrical, I ran the rinse/spin cycle and they functioned without problem.
We (the Wife and I) loaded a medium sized load of clothes and ran a normal cycle. Still no error. So, I again proclaimed victory and again it was premature. At the mid point of the wash cycle code E-3 signaled. Touching the start button again, the machine picked up from where it left off and continued to the end.
We tried a second load (a bit heavier) and experienced no codes until the last minute of the run and then the dreaded "Code E-3"!!! Touching the start button finished the cycle. I asked my Wife to run the rinse / spin cycle empty again. But, my beloved MAH8700 decided not to cooperate and threw Code E-3's every couple of minutes. So we quit and had dinner.
After dinner we tried another load and another and another and then...E-3...
Now I don't pretend to be any authority on this "engineering wonder", but, sitting there watching the unit go though its paces, I began to surmise that maybe there could a problem with whatever sensor tells the control panel the motor is overloading. Or, maybe the motor is undersized for the job. Or maybe the control panel itself is missinterpreting the signals it is receiving??? But,These are only my thoughts.
Again, I appreciate your prompt response and I am certainly open and egar to learn of any proceedure or method to solve this problem.