Washing machine motor wiring

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  1. atomtm

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    Hello everyone ,
    I am trying to figure out how to identify the different leads of a washing machine motor!

    The motor has 5 leads (green , yellow , blue,red, white-blue).
    Is there a wiring diagram I can follow or a method to identify the different coils ?

    Thank you in advance
     
  2. atomtm

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    The motor was given by a friend and was taken from an old washing machine .
    There is no plate on the motor and the old washing machine was thrown away....

    Thank you for your reply
     
  3. #12

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    So...no brand name, no model number, no schematic, no idea what country you live in, no idea what voltage it uses...

    Not likely to get an answer unless somebody here just happens to have one of these on his workbench at the moment and recognizes the wire colors.
     
  4. atomtm

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    the only i can assure is that it uses 220 volts ac.
    perhaps if i get the resistance readings would be more helpful?
     
  5. Dodgydave

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    If you have an ohm meter to hand, try a continuity test between the wires and see which are linked together, ideally can you take a picture and post it?
     
  6. #12

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    Not likely. Motors are not cataloged by their winding resistance and the measurements would not lead us to an answer.
     
  7. atomtm

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    continuinity test: (only combinations with continuinity)
    blue white- blue
    blue white - red
    red - blue
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    resistance measured:

    blue-yellow : 62ohms
    blue-green : 62 ohms
    red- yellow : 82ohms
    red-green : 82ohms
    yellow-green : 64 ohms
     
  8. Dodgydave

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    Ok so what country are you in, and is it a single phase motor or 3 phase?
     
  9. atomtm

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    it is a single phase motor.
    I live in Greece


    Thank you
     
  10. studiot

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    I would expect windings for the following,

    Normal running
    Spin
    Reverse

    Most washing machine motors had capacitive start, but there were some with a starter winding.

    There are no colour conventions but try the Haynes Manual of Washing Machine repair.

    I'm glad you said it is an old one because the last time my washing machine needed a repair the technician had to connect it to the factory in Italy, via the internet, to program the new part when installing it.
     
  11. sheldons

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    post a photo of the motor-is it a brush motor or induction motor-heres my test jig for hotpoint motors,you need to identify the windings with your meter and make proper connections or you will have a loud bang on switch on....
     
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