3 Phase - Generator/Motor wiring confusion

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Max Kreeger

Joined Oct 1, 2013
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Hi Guys,

Recently watched a Youtube video where the uploader made their own generator using an old washing machine motor.

Treating the macine as a motor (Washing Machine):
My confusion began when the wiring diagram was shown (see figure 1 below). Looking at how it is terminated (circled in red) to me it appears as a Wye-type configuration. If a washing machine is powered by a single phase in a home - How is this single phase converted and applied to this 3-phase load?
Figure 1:
Figure 1.png

Treating the machine as a generator:
Out of curiosity, if I remove 2 of the phases and I lead the wire (shown as 'X') to a load and I connect the other end of that load to ground - Would that work?
Figure 2.png
Re-wired stator:
I know that the amount of magnets has an effect on the frequency and torque, but how will the following configuration affect the output?
Figure 3.png
 

Externet

Joined Nov 29, 2005
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If a washing machine is powered by a single phase in a home - How is this single phase converted and applied to this 3-phase load?
Washing machines with three phase motors have an electronics module that does the conversion from single phase and manages the speed, direction.

----> https://www.google.com/search?q=washing+machine+3+phase+driver+module&client=ubuntu&hs=lS5&channel=fs&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwij2aXaytTWAhUi8YMKHZmLDwwQsAQIfA&biw=1366&bih=581

To generate, better leave it as three-phase and rectify its 3 windings outputs

----> http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Vertical-Wind-Generator-from-Washing-Machine-Mot/

If you need a motor controller module, perhaps I have one behind the spiders webs.
 
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