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Old 07-01-2008, 11:30 AM
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Model Number: TEDS740JQ1   Brand: Estate   Age: 1 - 5 years   

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Hello,

I have an Estate ("A Whirlpool Company" - as written on the front).

It's run fine for the last few years until a couple of days ago.

Randomly, it would buzz in a manner similar to the 'load finished' alarm, only lower in volume - and we weren't even using it at the time.

Then, I went to use it. It just hums when I set the timer and hit start.

I pulled it away from the wall and unplugged it.

First thing I noticed was the 220v plug at the wall was green/burnt/corroded.

The wall plug is perfectly fine.

I installed a new plug kit from Lowe's.

Same thing.

I checked all the wiring - nothing burned up.
If I unplug the white thing that I've read about but, can't seem to remember the name of at the moment and it doesn't buzz - so I'm assuming it works.

If I lift the lid I can rotate the drum by hand but, if I stop the drum quickly the belt continues to spin for a split second - so the motor isn't seized.

I'm assuming a short in the motor but, I really, really, really don't want to have to dig into it because I'm not really sure how to get to it, easily - and I'm lazy.

Mostly, I'm lazy.

If I take off the lint/exhaust housing, will the motor be easily accessible if that's what it is?

Thanks in Advance!


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Old 07-02-2008, 03:44 PM
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Hi Mahnarch,

Do a simple test (you probably need someone to give you a hand).

Open the door, push and hold the door switch, push the start switch and manually move the drum.

Post the result.

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