Kenmore washer hums but won't do anything
Model Number: 110.92060120 Brand:
More than 10 years
I have a top loading kenmore washer that would fill up with water but would not agitate, does not spin, and does not drain. However it does make a sound similar to a hum or a buzz from under the tub.
I took it apart and found that the wiring harness connected to the motor has burn marks corresponding to the white neutral wire. See the attached photo.
I had difficulty spinning the motor shaft. So I disassembled enough to get to the coupler and pump. The pump was clear and had no obstruction. I found the coupler to be intact and the transmission gearbox to work appropriately in both CW and CCW directions.
After turning the motor shaft with a pliers it became easier to turn, so I reassembled the washer.
I turned it back on and the washer filled up and agitated for a minute or two. Then it quit and only the humming/buzzing sound was heard from under tub. I assume the motor has again seized?!?
Should I replace the motor? Should I replace the timer? Or both?