washing machine motor wiring

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  1. zetuskid

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    Assuming this has been discussed before, I apologize for riposting this question. To start let me say I am border-line idiot when it comes to electronics/electricity. But I have two washing machine motors I need desperately to run for some shop projects. One is model C67NXBSS4431 and the other is model C68PXTRS4419. I do not have the serial for the actual machines, only wires coming out of the motor. Every where I have looked people seem to forget they are talking to novices. All I want to know is where do i connect wires in order to start these motors. I do not own an OHM meter and probably couldn't understand it if I did. Please, would someone walk me through this project?
    Thank you very much!
     
  2. MaxHeadRoom

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    What is the technology of the motors?
    AC induction , Universal, Fischer-Paykel (ECM outrunner)?
    Max.
     
  3. zetuskid

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    All I know is that one has a capacitor on it(motor part # 8528158) that's the 4431
    The other one(4419) is direct drive with start switch. The machine serial number was 110.26844691.
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  4. MaxHeadRoom

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    Sounds like a simple 1ph AC induction motor.
    Should just need an AC supply.
    Post a pic.
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  5. #12

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    That's a model number and it belongs to Sears. Go snooping into sears.com and see if you can get the wiring diagram.
    There is a switch attached to the motor that makes several decisions depending on which cycle the washer is doing.
     
  6. zetuskid

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    Is the switch separate from the motor or builtin? If it is separate I don't have it.
    Thank you for your help!
     
  7. zetuskid

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    Is the switch separate from the motor or builtin? If it is separate I don't have it.
    Thank you for your help!
     
  8. zetuskid

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    This is a picture of the one with a capacitor. I'll get a picture of the other one tomorrow.
     
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    The switch is attached to the outside of the motor.
     
  10. zetuskid

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  11. zetuskid

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    0219171700d.jpg Here is the picture of the other motor,Max. Thank you
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  12. zetuskid

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    Here is the picture of the other motor,Max. Thank you.

    Where do the two red wires that are connected to the capacitor attach to?
     
  13. MaxHeadRoom

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    Unless someone here has the details, you may have to find the schematic for the machine it originally came from.
    Max.
     
  14. zetuskid

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    I have no idea what machine it cane out of. I received just tow motor. Thanks foe your input and help.
     
  15. #12

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    You know exactly which machine it came out of and you named that machine in post #3. It was sold by Sears and you have the model number which leads to all resources that Sears has.
     
  16. zetuskid

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    Sorry for not being so damn particular in my post bit i was referring to the other motor. You are right, I do have one serial # for one motor but as I mentioned in my original post I have 2 motors.
    Thanks
     
  17. MaxHeadRoom

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    Doing a quick search it appears that motor is a basic three lead induction motor, if so if you trace the 3 conductors and measure the resistance between all 3 you could decipher which is the start and the run winding.
    I assume you also have a cap for the motor? If so is it wired?
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  18. zetuskid

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    Max, one of the motors( sent pictures) has a capacitor but the two red wires connected to it are not connected to anything. I wanted to know where they go. I will try to fi d someone with a OHM meter so I can test the wires. Thank you for your help. The other motor has no capacitor. There is no switch attached to it. Do i have to try and find a switch for it?
     
  19. MaxHeadRoom

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    You need to identify the wires/conductors that go directly to the motor winding's if possible, there would typically be 3, maybe 4 if reversible, if you can do this then measure between them.
    Max.
     
  20. zetuskid

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    Thanks Max
     
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