Its been too many years since I worked for Century Electric Motor Company (first job as an EE right out of Purdue) but thought those were referred to as TENV Motors (Totally Enclosed Non Ventilated). Anywho if its a typical Single Phase Split Phase Motor they are NOT self starting so a seperate start winding needs to be in place when its turned on to get it initially spinning and at X RPM a centrifugal switch opens taking the start winding out of the circuit.
HOWEVER if the start switch contacts are bad or the switch is stuck open NO TICKY NO LAUNDRY and she wont start. If its a Capacitor Start split phase with a capacitor in the start winding if its bad/open she likewise wont start. If the start winding isnt wired right she wont start well duhhhhhhhhh
Switch or switch contact problem or wiring or capacitor (if its capacitor start)