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These machines are famous for that, most of the time it's the bearing that gets hot and stops turning easily so the motor struggles to keep the tub turning but with a load in it and the bearing overheating the motor overheats and shuts down, this is the bearing assembly, there are special tools required to replace this however, there is a capacitor on this unit but it's only a motor start capacitor not a run capacitor so that would have nothing to do with it stopping in the middle of the spin cycle, you will need to replace the bearing assembly, the part runs around $50.00 and you will need a spanner wrench to remove it, the spanner wrench is a special wrench made to remove the spanner nut. The other part you may need to replace would be the tub seal, a lot of times the seals will not reseat correctly and this can leak, all the parts you need you can order at the following link, the seal runs about $70.00 so if you get it off and put it back together and it leaks it will need to be replaced, here's the link you need to the parts, http://www.repairclinic.com/Bearing-Parts?s=t-LAT8820BAL-%3d%3dc6 here is a diagram also, the bearing is number 45 and the seal is number 31, hope this helps, thanks and well wishes, Bryan
I direct hooked the motor and it works find with or without a load. Yet when I hook it to the wire loom it kicks out. Took a meter reading at the timer switch with OMHS and VOLTS of motor feed legs. They were both open. After cooling down they will close with the timer cam in proper position for spin it will run again for a very short time.
Bryan, just to let you know I've had 35 years in design engineering of equipment for the mest industry..Many patents for more complicated equipment than this...but this one had got me stumped.
I by-passed the lid and out of balance switches and it seems to be working find..I'll keep in touch..
I spoke to soon..that wasn't it..
Thanks for your help..I want bother you anymore..
Update..just bypassed completely the timer switch...Yet went through the lid,balance and two speed switch. It seem to be working...This is for you future reference.
Once I replace it I'll let you know how it works..
After $500.00 in parts..As I use to say in Engineering: "If you can not hit it with a rifle. Try a shootgun.."
It was the belt that drove the drum...The clutch-action was missing...This is what happens to old age engineers...I guess a ramp-up motor would have been to costly...