Roper Washer stopped during cycle
Model Number: Unknown Brand:
5 - 10 years
This afternoon my wife was running a small load of laundry and the washer stopped working sometime during the spin cycle. There was a hot electrical smell; not a burning electrical smell, just hot. I loosened the back plate and removed the cabinet. Mounted to the back plate is a capacitor which was quite warm and leaking an oily substance from the bottom. As I was disassembling the machine, I heard a click like a thermal switch resetting. The motor was quite hot. Motor turns freely; transmission turns freely as well. No obvious signs of any heat damage. No signs of burning on any wiring or on/in the motor. Question is: could a faulty capacitor cause these issues? What else should I check?
Additional info: 10 yrs experience in Aviation electronics so can definitely work my way through a schematic. Quite mechanically adept and not afraid to wade into a repair.
3 weeks ago the house heat pump unit went out. The outside fan was very hot and the compressor refused to run. The repairman found a failed run-capacitor. So this is why I asked about the faulty capacitor above.