5 wire washing machine motor Posted on March 5, 2023 by PrepHole Contributor How do I use this motor I'm not understanding what is going on with the starters leads.
When i connect blue and yellow the cool is energized and I can make it spin my manually turning the shaft. It's the starter supposed to be on a momentary switch or something?
Yes starter is literally a momentary button on the dryer panel next to the timer
Okay so far
Yellow and red
Blue and white
This makes counterclockwise rotation
Switching white and red makes clockwise rotation.
What does black do?
The things that look like inductors in the schematic are the windings and the thing in the circle is the armature.
White and red go across your motor and are where the main current draw happens when it is running. It should only spin one way--the way that makes sense with the agitator's vanes.
Black and blue run to your Start and Run switches (or relays behind them). Motors, especially heavy ones, require a ton of current/torque to start from stationary, compared to what it takes to keep them running.
The Starter switch briefly sinks some current from the armature's loop to charge its own winding (and - ideally - get the motor spinning a little); once the motor (and basket, and laundry) has some inertia it can be switched to "run" which just powers the motor normally (current blue to yellow and current white to red).
Nothing disconnected the starter winding and it just started to smoke.
Yeah if you got black mixed up with white it'd fuck that coil up. Or any number of those other combos of random connections that were bound to break something
Doesn't matter now. I let the smoke out
i love PrepHole because its a fine line between an actual retard who has no business nigrigging whatever it is hes touching, or someone whos bored and doing some medium level trolling
>no business nigrigging whatever it is hes touching
Shouldn't you be in a YouTube comments section discouraging people from servicing they're own appliances?
No, i'm here making fun of people who don't know there, their, and they're
you need the run capacitor mate, as these kind of motors need a 90 degree "phase" rotation to operate properly
I can't find a cap anywhere in the washing machine.
built into the motor housing something like 98% of the time, in something that big