Discuss

How do I know the motor is bad? Or if its something else?

 in

Washer Repair

. "

Whats wrong now? Its 12 years old and have never had a problem till now. I had the "no spin"

..."
 
 
Register | FAQ's | New Posts | Today's Posts | Extras
Appliance Repair Forum > Appliance Repair Help > Washer Repair » How do I know the motor is bad? Or if its something else?

Post New Thread  Reply By reading any content on this site you agree to AppliancePartsPros.com, Inc. disclaimer and Terms of Use.
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 10-19-2011, 12:35 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Utah
Posts: 2
coneboy is on a distinguished road
Default How do I know the motor is bad? Or if its something else?
Model Number: KAWS700GQ0   Brand: Kitchen Aid   Age: More than 10 years   

Appliance Parts from AppliancePartPros.com


Whats wrong now? Its 12 years old and have never had a problem till now.

I had the "no spin" issue and replaced the drive coupler. I replaced it but it vibrated badly during the spin cycle and still didn't seem right and had a bad smell.
After talking to a technician in the parts store his best guess from my description was it be the transmission. I replaced that and am still having an issue where it smells burning/electronic smell after the 1st load during the end of wash spin cycle. I felt the clutch, breaks and transmission all being cool to the touch. The motor however was very hot. Is it possible the transmission caused a meltdown on the motor and now its a casualty of the bad transmission? The agitator seems to freely spin after the new transmission as before it would not. The breaks appear to be in good shape along with the clutch. Is it possible the clutch isn't working, like the spring is weak? Where do I go from here? I feel like I'm married to it now and have to see it through finically

Thank you!
Photo attached of brakes


Related Models
Whirlpool KAWS700GQ0 AUTOMATIC WASHER
Whirlpool KAWS700GT0 AUTOMATIC WASHER
Whirlpool KAWS700GZ0 AUTOMATIC WASHER
Whirlpool KAWS700JQ0 RESIDENTIAL WASHER
Whirlpool KAWS700JQ1 RESIDENTIAL WASHERS
Whirlpool KAWS700JQ2 RESIDENTIAL WASHERS
Whirlpool KAWS700JQ3 RESIDENTIAL WASHER
Whirlpool KAWS700JQ4 RESIDENTIAL WASHERS
Whirlpool KAWS700JT0 RESIDENTIAL WASHER
Whirlpool KAWS700JT1 RESIDENTIAL WASHERS
Whirlpool KAWS700JT2 RESIDENTIAL WASHERS
Whirlpool KAWS700JT3 RESIDENTIAL WASHER
Whirlpool KAWS700JT4 RESIDENTIAL WASHERS
Whirlpool KAWS700LQ0 RESIDENTIAL WASHERS
Whirlpool KAWS700LT0 RESIDENTIAL WASHERS
Whirlpool KAWS750GQ0 AUTOMATIC WASHER
Whirlpool KAWS750GQ1 AUTOMATIC WASHER
Whirlpool KAWS750GT1 AUTOMATIC WASHER
Whirlpool KAWS750GZ0 AUTOMATIC WASHER
Whirlpool KAWS750GZ1 AUTOMATIC WASHER
Whirlpool KAWS750JQ0 RESIDENTIAL WASHERS
Whirlpool KAWS750JQ1 RESIDENTIAL WASHERS
Whirlpool KAWS750JQ2 RESIDENTIAL WASHERS
Whirlpool KAWS750JQ3 RESIDENTIAL WASHERS
Whirlpool KAWS750JQ4 RESIDENTIAL WASHERS
Whirlpool KAWS750JT0 RESIDENTIAL WASHERS
Whirlpool KAWS750JT1 RESIDENTIAL WASHERS
Whirlpool KAWS750JT2 RESIDENTIAL WASHERS
Whirlpool KAWS750JT3 RESIDENTIAL WASHERS
Whirlpool KAWS750JT4 RESIDENTIAL WASHERS
Whirlpool KAWS750LQ0 AUTOMATIC WASHER
Whirlpool KAWS750LQ1 AUTOMATIC WASHER
Whirlpool KAWS750LQ2 AUTOMATIC WASHER
Whirlpool KAWS750LQ3 AUTOMATIC WASHER
Whirlpool KAWS750LQ4 AUTOMATIC WASHER
Whirlpool KAWS750LT0 AUTOMATIC WASHER
Whirlpool KAWS750LT1 AUTOMATIC WASHER
Whirlpool KAWS750LT2 AUTOMATIC WASHER
Whirlpool KAWS750LT3 AUTOMATIC WASHER
Whirlpool KAWS750LT4 AUTOMATIC WASHER
Whirlpool KAWS777EQ0 DIRECT-DRIVE WASHER
Whirlpool KAWS777EZ0 DIRECT-DRIVE WASHER
Whirlpool KAWS800GQ0 AUTOMATIC WASHER
Whirlpool KAWS800GQ1 AUTOMATIC WASHER
Whirlpool KAWS800GZ0 AUTOMATIC WASHER
Whirlpool KAWS800GZ1 AUTOMATIC WASHER
Whirlpool KAWS850GQ0 AUTOMATIC WASHER
Whirlpool KAWS850GQ1 AUTOMATIC WASHER
Whirlpool KAWS850GT0 AUTOMATIC WASHER
Whirlpool KAWS850GT1 AUTOMATIC WASHER
Whirlpool KAWS850GZ0 AUTOMATIC WASHER
Whirlpool KAWS850GZ1 AUTOMATIC WASHER
Whirlpool KAWS850JQ0 AUTOMATIC WASHER
Whirlpool KAWS850JQ1 AUTOMATIC WASHER
Whirlpool KAWS850JQ2 AUTOMATIC WASHER
Whirlpool KAWS850JQ3 AUTOMATIC WASHER
Whirlpool KAWS850JQ4 AUTOMATIC WASHER
Whirlpool KAWS850JT0 AUTOMATIC WASHER
Whirlpool KAWS850JT1 AUTOMATIC WASHER
Whirlpool KAWS850JT2 AUTOMATIC WASHER
Whirlpool KAWS850JT3 AUTOMATIC WASHER
Whirlpool KAWS850JT4 AUTOMATIC WASHER
Whirlpool KAWS850LE0 AUTOMATIC WASHER
Whirlpool KAWS850LE1 AUTOMATIC WASHER
Whirlpool KAWS850LE2 AUTOMATIC WASHER
Whirlpool KAWS850LQ0 AUTOMATIC WASHER
Whirlpool KAWS850LQ1 AUTOMATIC WASHER
Whirlpool KAWS850LQ2 AUTOMATIC WASHER
Whirlpool KAWS850LT0 AUTOMATIC WASHER
Whirlpool KAWS850LT1 AUTOMATIC WASHER
Whirlpool KAWS850LT2 AUTOMATIC WASHER
Whirlpool KAWS855JE0 WASHER
Whirlpool KAWS855JE1 WASHER
Whirlpool KAWS855JE2 WASHER
Whirlpool KAWS855JE3 WASHER
Whirlpool KAWS855JE4 WASHER
Whirlpool KAWS977EQ0 
Whirlpool KAWS977EZ0 
Bosch KB030-062 
Bosch KB032-062 
Bosch KB035-062 
Bosch KB036-062 
Bosch KB090-054 
Bosch KB091-054 
Bosch KB100-046 
Frigidaire KB122G0 Wwh(v1) / Built - in Oven
Frigidaire KB122G1 Wwh(v2) / Built - in Oven
Frigidaire KB122G2 Wwh(v3) / Built - in Oven
Frigidaire KB122G3 Wwh(v4) / Built - in Oven
Frigidaire KB122G4 Wwh(v5) / Built - in Oven
Frigidaire KB122LM0 Wwh(v1) / Wall Oven
Frigidaire KB122LM1 Wwh(v2) / Wall Oven
Frigidaire KB122LM2 Wwh(v1) / Wall Oven
Frigidaire KB122LMO Wwh(v1) / Wall Oven
Frigidaire KB152LM0 Wwh(v1) / Electric Range
Frigidaire KB152LM1 Wwh(v1) / Electric Range
Frigidaire KB152LM2 Wwh(v1) / Electric Range
Whirlpool KB26G1X-3 6 QT. STAND MIXER
Whirlpool KB26G1XAC3 6 QT. STAND MIXER
Whirlpool KB26G1XAC5 6 QT. STAND MIXER
Whirlpool KB26G1XBU3 6 QT. STAND MIXER
Whirlpool KB26G1XBU5 6 QT. STAND MIXER
Whirlpool KB26G1XER3 6 QT. STAND MIXER
Whirlpool KB26G1XER5 6 QT. STAND MIXER
Whirlpool KB26G1XGN3 6 QT. STAND MIXER
Whirlpool KB26G1XGR3 6 QT. STAND MIXER
Whirlpool KB26G1XGR5 6 QT. STAND MIXER
Whirlpool KB26G1XMC3 6 QT. STAND MIXER
Whirlpool KB26G1XMC5 6 QT. STAND MIXER
Whirlpool KB26G1XMY3 6 QT. STAND MIXER
Whirlpool KB26G1XMY5 6 QT. STAND MIXER
Whirlpool KB26G1XOB3 6 QT. STAND MIXER
Whirlpool KB26G1XOB5 6 QT. STAND MIXER
Whirlpool KB26G1XPT3 6 QT. STAND MIXER
Whirlpool KB26G1XPT5 6 QT. STAND MIXER
Whirlpool KB26G1XTG3 6 QT. STAND MIXER
Whirlpool KB26G1XTG5 6 QT. STAND MIXER
Whirlpool KB26G1XWW3 6 QT. STAND MIXER
Whirlpool KB26G1XWW5 6 QT. STAND MIXER
Frigidaire KB443GDM0 Wwh(v1) / Electric Continuous Clean Oven
Attached Images
File Type: jpg washer_breaks.jpg (79.7 KB, 18 views)
Reply With Quote
See inside of your appliance - diagrams and part photos for virtually every model.

powered by AppliancePartsPros.com
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 10-20-2011, 04:28 AM
Senior Expert
APP Volunteer
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: State College, Pa.
Posts: 9,488
richappy is a name known to all
Default

Remove the pump and motor and turn the tranny coupler clockwise till it starts to spin. If very hard to turn, you have bad brake shoes or something stuck in the tub. You can go to my sticky above "replacing direct drive washer brake shoes" for info on this.
__________________
-
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 10-20-2011, 01:58 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Utah
Posts: 2
coneboy is on a distinguished road
Default

I confirmed the clockwise turn is difficult. Nothing stuck in the tub. Now what?
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 10-21-2011, 03:13 AM
Senior Expert
APP Volunteer
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: State College, Pa.
Posts: 9,488
richappy is a name known to all
Default

You probably have bad brake shoes.
__________________
-
Reply With Quote
See inside of your appliance - diagrams and part photos for virtually every model.

powered by AppliancePartsPros.com
 
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Error Message , motor not rotating , I replaced motor with clutch with a new one Danson73 Washer Repair 1 08-31-2011 06:21 PM
Noisy Whirlpool Dishwasher: Replace just motor or whole pump&motor mdion Dishwasher Repair 7 02-28-2011 01:31 PM
can I replace a magnetic evaporator fan motor with an electric motor ainexy Refrigerator & Freezer Repair 5 02-21-2011 01:22 PM
Whirlpool dishwasher parts - replace motor or motor AND pump? dishwasher hums Dishwasher Repair 4 01-04-2011 04:57 AM
Wash motor won't start, bad pump motor capacitor? 65skyturbo Dishwasher Repair 0 07-17-2010 11:58 AM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:49 AM.

The content on this web site is for informational purposes only and is not intended to replace an on-site diagnosis from a qualified appliance service technician. By reading any content on this site you agree to AppliancePartsPros.com , Inc. disclaimer and Terms of Use.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17