over the past few months my washer machine would fill with water and then would stop before spinning or draining. if we waited an hour or so and restarted the machine it would usually spin and drain. However, earlier this week, it filled and then would not drain, spin or agitate. we unplugged the machine and tried to manually move to the spin cycle but nothing would happen except for a light humming.
i did all of the troubleshooting which i found online.
1) Checked the lid switch (ended up overriding the switch and just connecting the two black wires)
2) Checked the pump for any obstruction (did not find anything)
3) Checked the motor couplings (everything appeared to be fine)
4) Pulled the motor away from the machine and pump and tried to run the spin cycle. Still heard the same humming come from the motor and it was not turning
I assume this means that there is something wrong with the motor. Is there any external parts to the motor which tend to go first that could be replaced? Or does it seem like I need to replace the motor. If this is is the case, based on the age of my washer (2001) it seems like it would be more cost effective to just buy a new washer. Any help/advice would be appreciated. Thanks, Brian