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Kenmore washer cycle times
« on: September 25, 2011, 10:09:11 PM »
This is going to sound strange, but...

I have an old (1972) Kenmore belt drive, and after a failure of the electronic timer, mostly in the interest of improving my own education, I added a PLC (Automation Direct "Click" series) and an Automation Direct C-More Micro Touch HMI (Human-Machine Interface), also known as a touch panel.

The system works quite well (if anyone else wants to try it I'll be happy to share details, PLC and HMI programming, etc), but my only problem is that I am not sure what the cycle times should be.  If someone has a timing chart for a belt drive and could give me these figures, I would be very appreciative!
Times in minutes
Normal cycle:
Wash Agitate
Drain
Spin
Rinse Agitate
Drain
Spin

Wash and wear is similar, but there is a cooldown in there and I don't remember how it works.  I also have a rinse-only, a delicate and a soak cycle (it never had a soak cycle before), and at the end of the cycle it beeps and the touch screen flashes red/green.

Through the PLC I have complete control over motor speed, delays, wig-wag solenoids (agitate/drain and spin) water temperature, etc...the machine frame is in pretty bad shape (severe rust) and there are a number of other issues, but this machine is almost 40 years old and I want to see if I can get it to hold out to 50 years (year 2022)... :)


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Re: Kenmore washer cycle times
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2011, 03:51:45 AM »
I recently worked on what might be the simplest washer out there. A Galaxy. You wash for as many as 14 minutes to as few as 10 minutes. It does a warm wash and a cold rinse. Take a look
If you could modify any washer with your gizmo and keep the price reasonable you might have something there.
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Re: Kenmore washer cycle times
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2011, 10:39:12 AM »
here's a wiring and timing diagram for a Whirlpool Washer
Ignore the "drain " portions of the timing chart
(the newer models can drain the water out before Spin)
Wiring Sheet - 3358743.pdf
 
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... some old radios...
mosttly Zenith wooden from the 40's & 50's
mostly tabletop's
some floor models
"shutter" dials
"magic tuning eye"  ;)
 
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Re: Kenmore washer cycle times
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2011, 08:34:34 PM »
here's a wiring and timing diagram for a Whirlpool Washer
Ignore the "drain " portions of the timing chart
(the newer models can drain the water out before Spin)
Wiring Sheet - 3358743.pdf

That is what I wanted...Thank you very much!
 
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RegUS_PatOff
... some old radios...
mosttly Zenith wooden from the 40's & 50's
mostly tabletop's
some floor models
"shutter" dials
"magic tuning eye"  ;)

Do tell...you have my interest!  Let me recommend another website, lots of great people there too http://antiqueradios.com  There I am known as HuggyBear. I have antique radios in every room of my house...no shutter dials, but several with tuning eyes.

I have other old things, this is the oldest working machine I own - a 1907 Columbia Graphophone BKT
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Re: Kenmore washer cycle times
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2011, 08:39:40 PM »
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RegUS_PatOff
... some old radios...
mosttly Zenith wooden from the 40's & 50's
mostly tabletop's
some floor models
"shutter" dials
"magic tuning eye"  ;)

Do tell...you have my interest!  Let me recommend another website, lots of great people there too http://antiqueradios.com  There I am known as HuggyBear. I have antique radios in every room of my house...no shutter dials, but several with tuning eyes.

I have other old things, this is the oldest working machine I own - a 1907 Columbia Graphophone BKT
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I forgot to post the link
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