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I have an amana washer only 2or3 years old ran good for awhile

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I have an amana washer only 2or3 years old ran good for awhile but now motor does not want to start by itself. When problem started I took front off & tried running it though cycles, found out that when motor was sposed to kick in it just hummed so I gave it a little push with my finger on coupling ounce it turned a litle it took rite off & ran fine untill the next cycle and same thing.
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  John replied 7 years ago.

Thanks for the question.

please send me the model number so I can assist you better.

Customer: replied 7 years ago.
mod # XXXXX
Expert:  John replied 7 years ago.

The motor switch has to be replaced to solve that problem, its # XXXXX in the breakdown.

Customer: replied 7 years ago.
I found out from another source that the problem was the capacitor that starts up the motor.
Expert:  John replied 7 years ago.

I would have suggested that if that model showed one , this is from your model number, glad you got it fixed up.