Washing Machine Motor only spin to one direction

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Joined Jun 20, 2021

My washing machine is broken. So I remove the motor and test it with new and old capacitor. It has three pins lets say it A, C, B.
A for spin clockwise
C for Common
B for spin counter clockwise
I connect one of ac power cable to C/common. Connect both A & B to capacitor's terminals. I then connect the other power cable to A, it spins counter clockwise an then connect it to B and it also spins counter clockwise. What could be wrong? It should be bidirectional motor.
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Joined Sep 21, 2010
A to B should be 90 ohm. B to C & A to C should be 45 ohm each. Capacitor goes A to B you wired it wrong.