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 Posted: Wed Apr 20th, 2005 06:33 pm
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It has done this 3 times in the last 6 months. I would take it apart, check connections, find nothing wrong, try it again and it would work!! This time, no LUCK..

Here's what I've come up with so far. The pump is not plugged. It spins freely. I checked for voltage at the pump and had nothing.  I then unplugged the connector at the pump and discovered that I had 10 Volts with the washer Just Plugged In. I then put it into the Spin and Drain Cycle and the voltage at the connector went up to 25 Volts. At this point, I plugged the connector back into the pump and the voltage dropped to 0 Volts again (Which I would have expected, some draw on the line, but not enough supply or current to keep the Voltage up, even though 25 Volts isn't going to cut it anyways). I then traced the wiring diagram to see what else ran off the Pumps supply line and found that the neutral line also supplied the Water Valve and that nothing else ran off the Live Side, which went directly to the Timer. Just for the heck of it, I unplugged the Water Valve ( the neutral was jumped there so I still had my neutral for the Pump) and tried it again... Still no voltage at the Pump, unless I unplug the Pump connector.        Now the STRANGE thing. At this point, I unplugged the Timer Connector and discovered that I still had voltage at the unplugged Pump Connector!!  Wow, where to heck is that coming from?? At this point I feel as if I'm missing something here ( A few brain cells I guess )

Summary: Let's say the Pump Motor is bad. Why don't I have 120 Volts to run the Good or Bad Motor??  This is why I suspect the Timer.  This is where I hit a brick wall!! At this point, I wanted to pull the Timer out and give it a good bath with Contact Cleaner, but I can't figure out how to remove the Timer.. HELP!!

Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!!!!   Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!

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