motor not running agitator will not move

by pop pop
(philadelphia)

the washer just stopped before going into spin cycle

found the wife had maybe too much wash in the washer some clothing was stuck under the agitator and I had a hard time pulling it out. The agitator will not move by hand and motor does not sound like its trying to run. washer will only fill with water as I move the timer to different cycles I checked lid awitch it is ok





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motor not running agitator will not move #2
by: Anonymous

The washer is a Kenmore model 110.27332600 I have not been able to locate a owners manual for it either. I am wondering since I can not move the agitator by hand,does that mean its a problem in the gear box ? What keeps the motor from running ? Shouldn't I hear the motor trying to run ?

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by: Shawn

Not being able to turn the agitator by hand doesn’t mean anything.

Typically the lid switch will cause this but you say it is ok so the next thing that will sometimes cause this is the pump will be clogged. If this is the case you will hear the motor hum but it could very faint. If the pump is clogged the motor will not turn.

It could be the timer but they give very little trouble and with out a wiring diagram I can’t tell you how to check for a bad timer and being that it is Kenmore I can’t find a wiring diagram for it.

If you don't mind, what did you do to check the lid switch?

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motor not running agitator will not move
by: pop pop

when I removed the electrical panel the lid switch was exposed so I unpluged it checked it with an ohmeter it read continuity with the lid closed Still not hearing the motor try to run and I dont see anything that resembles an overload or any type of motor protective device

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by: Shawn

Ok then the lid switch is good. The only reason I asked is because some people think that if they hear the switch click it is good which is not always the case.

The motor does have an overload. If the motor overheats it is supposed to kick off but then it should reset itself. If the overload is bad you will have to replace the entire motor because it is and eternal part that is not sold separately. However you may be able to see it and check it with an ohmmeter.

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