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Offline RegUS_PatOff

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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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Re: WHIRLPOOL Washer - replaced timer control
« Reply #20 on: August 12, 2010, 07:48:20 AM »
There should be 120v there, if not, then something else is wrong.

If you get 120v reading and the Timer Motor is running, then it's good.

If you get the 120v reading and the Timer Motor is not running, then it's bad or mechanically stuck Dial, etc.

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