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Post# 927609   3/18/2017 at 16:30 (459 days old) by moparwash (Pittsburgh,PA -Next Wash-In...June 2019!)        

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Went to use it last week and the motor hums and does not

Hook up motor to test cord - Works great

Hook up motor to washer - Just hums

The motor is a 70's GE that has a built in thermostat and start capacitor. I still have the start capacitor in the washer hooked up and it has thermostat in the timer. Ill bypass both to see if it makes a difference...anyone else ever have a motor situation like this where it works in bench testing but not in the washer?

Post# 927751 , Reply# 1   3/19/2017 at 10:10 (458 days old) by Combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
Hi Jerry

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The 70s three belt Westinghouse washers did not use a start capacitor and I don't think you can use a start capacitor with 70s GE motor.

Post# 927754 , Reply# 2   3/19/2017 at 10:45 (458 days old) by moparwash (Pittsburgh,PA -Next Wash-In...June 2019!)        
Thanks John,

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Ill hook the start capacitor wires together to bypass it

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