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Bryan, Home Appliance Technician
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washing machine motor is humming and not spinning is the ...

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washing machine motor is humming and not spinning is the motor bad or could it be something else?
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Bryan replied 9 years ago.
can you tell me what kind of washer it is?
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Customer: replied 9 years ago.
its a kenmore 80 series model numberXXXXXi believe
Expert:  Bryan replied 9 years ago.
does it drain the water out?
Customer: replied 9 years ago.
Reply to a1speedyappliance's Post: no iit didnt drain after the last load. i think my wife overlaoded it. i disconnected the water pump from it and spun the motor manualy but when i turn it on the motor just humms like a stuck starter on a car
Expert:  Bryan replied 9 years ago.
do you know if there is a capasitor on the motor? it could be bad but most likely you need a motor. check and see if the tub moves. make sure you dont have something stuck between the inner and outer tubs. a sox or something like that . i need to get to bed. lot of work tommoro. i'll check back in morning. thanks bryan
Customer: replied 9 years ago.
Reply to a1speedyappliance's Post: ill check thanks for the help
Expert:  Bryan replied 9 years ago.
your welcome . if i can do anything else just ask. bryan
Customer: replied 9 years ago.
i check to see if the tub moves and it does so i gues a new motor it is. thanks for your help
Expert:  Bryan replied 9 years ago.

sorry had to work. It probably is the motor. not to hard to replace though but could be expensive depends on if it is a two speed or three. If need to know how to change it I'll be glad to help. thanks bryan