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    I have a Kenmore washer model 110.25292503. This washer was used ina room with a dryer with no vent to the outside, just a piece of pantyhose attached to it. The motor had surface rust on the outside. I thought I smelled something getting hot. When I felt of the motor, I could not keep my hand on it.

    My guestion concerns swapping the motor for another. The motor in the washer has 5 wires (Bk, Bk/Wh, Bu,Y, and white). The motor I want to use had 6 wires (Bk, Purple, Bk/Wh, Bu,Y, and Wh). There is 1 digit different on the motor part numbers. One is 8528157. The other I think is 8528158. Can I switch the motor switches, cap off the Purple wire and swap these motors?

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    You can use the motor, don't need to change the switch or cap. You should change the tub counterbalance spring though as your going from a single speed motor to a 2 speed motor which is heavier. I'll have to look up the part number for the spring you need.

    You can try the 2 speed motor and see how it works but if the tub seems to lean forward a bit more or there are any balance issues, you should replace the counterbalance spring. Comes in a kit of 3 depending on which motor you have.

    http://www.appliancepartspros.com/whirlpool-spring-285901-ap3176818.html
    Last edited by jeff1; 06-14-2015 at 07:20 AM.

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    The original one is subbed to the 2 speed motor anyways. The manufacturer has replaced part number 8528158 with this item, part number 661600.
    Washing machine drive motor, 2 speed.

    washer motor swap-counter-balance-spring-285901-00984345-jpg Counter balance spring kit Your application will require only one spring depending on the color of the label on your motor.

    Which one is which Eric?

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    Found it Eric....green strips use green, blue strips use blue and any other colours use the plain one...

    washer motor swap-drive-motor-661600-00632467-jpg

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    Right, found it also and edited my post. Suggested he try the motor first and maybe not worry about the spring if there are no issues.

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    Thanks a lot fellas. I will give it a ago and see how it goes.

    P.S. When speaking of srtipes, are you talking about stripes on a motor? I see the color on the springs. They match up with stripes on a motor?

    I see they do. The motor I removed had blue stripes that matched the blue on the spring. The 2 speed motor I put on it has no stripes that I can see with it installed.
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    When speaking of srtipes, are you talking about stripes on a motor?
    Yes, on the motor sticker.

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    I checked again. This one has no sticker stripes. Looks like it never had any. Is it normal for these motors to get too hot to place your hand on them?

    I ran the replacement with a small load of water again. IN a few minutes after it had stopped, I thought to check it again by placing my hand on it. This was late in the afternoon, and it felt a lot cooler than it did earlier in the day when it was hotter outside.

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    Is it normal for these motors to get too hot to place your hand on them?
    Warm to hot yes, esp after running a couple of cycles back to back...burning hot, nope.

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    I see.

    AS for the motor with no stripes, I found a new spring with no color on it. Guessing this would eb the spring to match.

    I see now it is the first in the picture posted.

    Thanks

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