automatic washing machine motor

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by guruji, Aug 23, 2008.

  1. guruji

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    Hi guys I have a double speed washing machine motor.I would like to know the wirings of it.
    It has a connector of ten.
    Colours from left to right are:two brown;black and under no wire;
    red and under blue;yellow and under green;two yellow thin wires.
    Anyone knows what are these wires and which are for the capacitor and which capacitor suitable?
    Any help please?
    Thanks
     
  2. beenthere

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    I think every manufacturer can choose the color codes used internally to the appliance.

    My experience with washing machines is that there is normally a wiring diagram included. Have you opened all the inspection panels? There is usually one visible. Sometimes it is in a plastic bag glued to the inside of a panel.

    Lacking that, go to the manufacturer's web site and search on the model number. They shoud have information like the wiring diagram posted.
     
  3. guruji

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    HI beenthere thanks for response.The thing I cannot find the manufacturer.It's name is in german Favorit Okojet 800.
    If you know there website please let me know.
    Thanks
     
  4. beenthere

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    Nothing comes up in a web search. You will have to follow the wiring to the various motors and solenoids. No idea at all about the capacitor.
     
  5. gerty

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    does it have 'pin' connections ? If so, remove the cover next to them and see if it has a centrifugal switch that's under it. Two of the connections go to that switch which are wired in series with the start windings. I worked on a polisher (with washing machine motor/gearbox) about 3 months ago and found most of the info for the motor on an appliance repair site. You'll have to meter out the winding pairs. what I did was apply 120v to one pair, when it just hummed and didn't move, I assumed them to be the run winding.Applying 120v to the second pair caused it to start right away, which I put in series with the centrifugal switch and parallel with the other (first) windings. They have used it nearly every day and are happy with it.
    edit: the gearbox on this one was two speed,maybe this info will get you started.
     
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  6. guruji

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    Hi gerty thanks for your response the thing is that I want to fix it on another top loader machine.This motor was of a side loader washing machine.
    This top loader had a motor with only six pin connector and this motor has ten pin connector.
    If you have any idea please let me know.
    Thanks
     
  7. loosewire

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    now a days you'll be surprized what pops up when you google
    serial number-model-number or part numbers.Worth a try.
    Put serial number of 37 inch t.v. in google,all the info poped up.Try
    part numbers too.
     
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