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    No model number right now. In general, when you have a capacitor on a washing machine that tests to be good, what reading should the two wire from it show with the pull start switch pulled out in one of the cycles? Would the water level switch have to be satisfied for any reading to show?

    The problem machine is a Frigidaire washer/dryer combo. The washer will only hum with no agitation or spin.

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    In general, when you have a capacitor on a washing machine that tests to be good, what reading should the two wire from it show with the pull start switch pulled out in one of the cycles?
    You ohm a capacitor without power.

    LINK> http://www.applianceaid.com/capacitor-testing.php

    The problem machine is a Frigidaire washer/dryer combo. The washer will only hum with no agitation or spin.
    If the capacitor tests ok, leaves a bad motor or timer as prime suspects....(unless the tranny is seized up and won't turn in either direction).

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    I was ohming the capacitor. The transmission does turn by hand. I had suspected a bad motor.
    I guess I should see about testing the motor and finding a schematic so I can test the timer.


    Thanks Jeff.
    Last edited by Boman; 06-06-2014 at 06:08 AM.

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    Do you have a model#?

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    I will try to remember to get it today.

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    Nothing yet?

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    M - FEX831CS0
    S - XE63504470

    Tried it again today with a new capacitor. Have to admit, I don't think I checked to see if the capacitors were rated the same. This was new one I had in stock for washers.

    It filled with water then it would just hum and the motor seemed to get hot. Start windings?

    Have a Maytag motor with the same number of leads and in the same positions, but there are differences.

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    Diagram.

    http://www.applianceaid.com/pdf/Frig...41356aelec.pdf

    Have to admit, I don't think I checked to see if the capacitors were rated the same. This was new one I had in stock for washers.
    Parts breakdown says Capacitor, washer motor 110 volt 233-280 mfd

    It filled with water then it would just hum and the motor seemed to get hot. Start windings?
    M5 to M1 is start winding.

    Have a Maytag motor with the same number of leads and in the same positions, but there are differences.
    Yup, not the same.

    washer capacitor-capacitor-131212301-00562153-jpg LINK> Capacitor, washer motor

    washer capacitor-drive-motor-134156400-00678889-jpg LINK> Washer drive motor with pulley, 3/4 hp 1 speed

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    What would be the best way to check the windings?

    Thanks.

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    Visually, is it darkened....ohm it for continuity.

    Could try a test cord on the motor....power/line to purple and black, neutral/white to orange and red.

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