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Offline progman63

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Re: WHIRLPOOL Washer - replaced timer control
« Reply #10 on: August 09, 2010, 09:53:48 AM »

Naw, I had disconnected the motor inside the enclosure and tested off the spades the motor was connected to, to see what the machine was sending to the motor. And no room in there to test with them connected anyway.

Look a the pic Regus posted (tnx!). I pulled the white connectors off the spades, which come off the top of the enclosure's connection block, and tested what was coming in through the connection block.

Last stop before you get to the motor leads themselves, and hopefully would show any faulty connections.

So the motor was disconnected.

Also, I just tested both old and new motor leads, unconnected, and got continuity (very small ohm reading) off both motors.

That's what has me so confused - it appears we have power to the motor(s) and both motors test the same. Although they both could be binding.

Either I'm screwing something up with testing (really couldn't screw up connecting the controllers, there's  a pin out diagram on the enclosure I triple checked, and a notch out to ensure you don't plug them in backward, and the cycles work manually, I did a load yesterday with the new controller in), or both controllers are messed up, or something else is wrong. And I can't see what.

I'll try running the motors straight from the power receptacle and see if they respond at all.

Tnx for all your help guys.

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Re: WHIRLPOOL Washer - replaced timer control
« Reply #11 on: August 09, 2010, 10:06:37 AM »
You would need to test for voltage, at the White Connectors,
while the Motor is connected ..

You may have to use lengths of wires to "extend" your meter probes ..
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Re: WHIRLPOOL Washer - replaced timer control
« Reply #12 on: August 11, 2010, 08:45:32 AM »
OK, I'll give that a go.

Will that test the draw from the motor?
(never worked with motors before)

Because it reads 110AC on the terminals.
Same as testing a wall outlet for live power.

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Re: WHIRLPOOL Washer - replaced timer control
« Reply #13 on: August 11, 2010, 09:16:23 AM »
Because it reads 110AC on the terminals.
If it reads 110AC (while connected) and it's not moving, then the Timer Motor is bad, or stuck.
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Re: WHIRLPOOL Washer - replaced timer control
« Reply #14 on: August 11, 2010, 09:45:19 AM »
You should not get any reading if the motor is good. Why? If the motor is working you would only get a one way flow of power or one side of the circuit, therefore nothing would show up on the meter. Their is no break in the circuit. If the object you are testing is bad then the current flow is interrupted and the alternating current registers the voltage at that point from both sides of the motor. Confused yet? Head scratcher ain't it. LOL
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Re: WHIRLPOOL Washer - replaced timer control
« Reply #15 on: August 11, 2010, 11:35:06 AM »
You should not get any reading if the motor is good. Why? If the motor is working you would only get a one way flow of power or one side of the circuit, therefore nothing would show up on the meter. Their is no break in the circuit. If the object you are testing is bad then the current flow is interrupted and the alternating current registers the voltage at that point from both sides of the motor. Confused yet? Head scratcher ain't it. LOL
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Re: WHIRLPOOL Washer - replaced timer control
« Reply #16 on: August 11, 2010, 12:31:34 PM »
You should not get any reading if the motor is good. Why? If the motor is working you would only get a one way flow of power or one side of the circuit, therefore nothing would show up on the meter. Their is no break in the circuit. If the object you are testing is bad then the current flow is interrupted and the alternating current registers the voltage at that point from both sides of the motor. Confused yet? Head scratcher ain't it. LOL

HA! OK, your talking V in parallel. If the motor's good, the current is running through the motor so nothing through the meter (although, like fluids, it should technically take the path of least resistance......)

In series with the motor V is flowing through both. (duh, didn't think of that) I should get BOTH 110AC and continuity otherwise the motor's no good.

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Re: WHIRLPOOL Washer - replaced timer control
« Reply #17 on: August 11, 2010, 01:54:02 PM »
How would you word it Reg?
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Re: WHIRLPOOL Washer - replaced timer control
« Reply #18 on: August 11, 2010, 01:58:55 PM »
How would you word it Reg?
If it reads 110AC (while connected) and it's not moving, then the Timer Motor is bad, or stuck.
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Re: WHIRLPOOL Washer - replaced timer control
« Reply #19 on: August 11, 2010, 04:55:23 PM »
Yeah if its good it should not get a reading.
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