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Offline Washaman

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Motor is Flippin' Hot....Ouch!
« on: August 10, 2009, 09:07:14 PM »
 ??? This thing was hot enough to fry an egg on. Could this be a break issue or a worn motor? Gonna swap it out when it cools off I guess.

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Re: Motor is Flippin' Hot....Ouch!
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2009, 10:22:00 PM »
Just noticed it is not neutral draining either, guess I will pop the gearcase off in the morning. Which might explain it being overworked? :o

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Re: Motor is Flippin' Hot....Ouch!
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2009, 01:18:04 AM »
Just noticed it is not neutral draining either...
Does it do the required pause for a few seconds before going into Spin ?

If not, it could be a Timer problem ...
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Re: Motor is Flippin' Hot....Ouch!
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2009, 09:40:18 AM »
I keep 3 or 2 of these motor around. I put another one on that washer and see if IT gets hot, then I know I have to go deeper.
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Re: Motor is Flippin' Hot....Ouch!
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2009, 09:44:13 AM »
So do I. So I took the old one out last night and all the other motors I have, except for this one, has an extra purple wire on the terminal block?

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Re: Motor is Flippin' Hot....Ouch!
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2009, 10:55:36 AM »
may be an extra speed ...

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1 speed Motor = Blue = Hi speed

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Re: Motor is Flippin' Hot....Ouch!
« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2009, 01:05:50 PM »
That is what I'm thinkin. I am going to put it on later to find out.

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Re: Motor is Flippin' Hot....Ouch!
« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2009, 10:08:54 PM »
Repaired and working excellent!!!!! ::) I swapped the motor first, still gettin' real warm. Then I replaced the clutch, brake assembly, and transmission. I believe the transmission/gearbox was the whole problem. Thanks to all for there opinions!

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Re: Motor is Flippin' Hot....Ouch!
« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2009, 05:57:50 AM »
You could have also disconnected the motor from the transmission yet left it plugged in. Then you could have set the motor on the side of the washer and ran just the motor to see if it got hot. If it gets hot running like this without it connected the the transmission then can be sure it's something with the motor.


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Re: Motor is Flippin' Hot....Ouch!
« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2009, 11:29:55 AM »
Or, you can clamp the ammeter to the blue wire going to the motor from up at the control panel and monitor the Run load amps on the motor from there. Should be about 5-7 amps in spin
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Re: Motor is Flippin' Hot....Ouch!
« Reply #10 on: August 12, 2009, 07:53:34 PM »
Thanks, I will remember that for next time.

 

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