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Machine fills at the beginning of all cycles but when it's time for motor to activate, just buzzes. Lid switch is jumped to watch what's going on. Will work on Casual cycle but motor sticks a few minutes into the cycle then buzzes and starts to smell like electrical burning. Replaced start capacitor and even had motor out on floor to test, works fine. Transmission and pump parts all look fine. When tub was full, found a spot on the timer where it began to spin and empty water, moved onto the extra rinse cycle and again...buzzzzz, nada.

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8525146-A  ? ?

model number ?



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Where would I find that number?

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Michael Stout wrote: Where would I find that number?
open the Lid




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This is the number that appears on the inside of the lid:
SM8525146-A

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when its buzzing try wiggling the timer knob. if it starts running you know the timer is bad.



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Model number help here, please read it==> http://fixitnow.com/wp/2003/05/22/appliance-tip-of-the-day-the-ten-commandments-for-reading-appliance-model-numbers/



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Ah ha! Found the number. Thanks for your guidance.
model number:LSQ9200PQ4

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Tried your suggestion, unfortunately no change. I even tried to jar it from the underside. I appreciate it though.

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does it always work at the same spots on the Timer ?

and NOT work at the other same spots on the Timer ?

when it starts to "buzz", can you turn the Timer to a "good" spot and it'll start working ?

LSQ9200PQ4 Wiring Diagram



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Took motor and trans, completely out to watch what was happening on the floor. Motor sticks in various places on the timer and works sometimes in other places. Did the old hammer tap trick, like the starters on cars, and it frees up and starts to work. When it finds a good starting spot, it runs fine and continuously. I guess it's re-build or replace time for the motor eh? Also, I noticed that the shaft that rises up out of the transmission is surprisingly easy to stop with two fingers. Should it have more force?

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remove the Motor and try turning the Motor Shaft by hand.

Does it turn easily, smoothly ?

click on picture



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It turns easily but it makes a click sound on every rotation

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doesn't sound good ....



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It's a shame they don't make the motor in a way so it can be disassembled and re-built, however I'm determined to do it anyway, to prove them wrong. A three year old motor shouldn't go bad and new, here at the beach in Costa Rica it would cost $200 delivered. Have to try at least. Thanks for all your help, this site is excellent. Cheers!

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I installed the new motor and now the machine works better but is not cured. It now works on all cycles up to the same point, the second rinse. After it fills, agitates, and spins, emptying the water, the timer moves to the second rinse and simply buzzes. This is the same for all cycles. Lid switch is jumped. Any suggestions would be much appreciated.

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I just read another post with a similar problem and am going home now to try switching the water inlet hose to the cold water side like it was initially. I switched it to the hot side when I was troubleshooting but apparently the second rise only functions with cold water. Hope it works.

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Meant to say "second rinse" on last post, but that turned out to be the problem. Second rinse uses the cold water side so I switched it back and it now fills like it should instead of stopping mid-cycle and buzzing. Thanks to the info on this site I prevailed and fixed the machine.

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