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#1 SmacK

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Posted 02 June 2011 - 10:20 PM

The machine fills with water but then stops when the agitator is supposed to start. The agitator spins freely when I try to move it by hand so i don't think anything is seized. From what i can find in the forums it says to check the wiring... I don't know how or where to look for that. I have a multimeter... But what am i testing? Please help!


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Posted 03 June 2011 - 12:21 AM

136 Motor Stall
The Motor Controller has been unable to start the motor.
Possible causes of this fault are:
Faulty motor harness, faulty or jammed motor, seized bearings or seals,
faulty Motor Controller module, faulty Rotor Position Sensor or harness.

Primary Source: Wiring.
Action:
Measure / check the motor harness, connectors and motor for discontinuity.
This can be done by taking a resistance measurement between phases of the motor harness at the Motor Controller module end.
Nominal resistance should be around 32 ohms.

Secondary Source: Motor.
Action:
1) Check free rotation of the agitator and basket by rotating by hand. Bearings and seals may be seized.
2) Check the Rotor Position Sensor and associated harness for water, mechanical damage or corrosion.

Tertiary Source: Motor Controller module.
Action:
If the primary and secondary checks pass inspection then replace the Motor Controller module.

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Posted 03 June 2011 - 12:30 AM

speaking from experience 136 will need a motor contoller replacement

check the rps but will bet my left nut you will be needing a contorller as well

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Posted 03 June 2011 - 11:47 AM

Thanks RegUS_PatOff and J5 for the quick reply.... I'll poke around with my multimeter and check it out.

J5, you're very convincing and i'm very gullible. Where should go to get a new motor controller? Is there a certain place i should support?

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Posted 04 June 2011 - 12:02 AM

make sure you check the rps 1st

i replaced a controller a year ago and this week it came up 136

the rps had some corroded tracks and i suspect that it had damaged the controller

a new rps didnt fix the fault so a controller as well

everytime i have seen 136 its been a controller at fault and the rps has usually not been the best

sorry i'm not USA so cant comment on where to get the parts

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Posted 17 June 2011 - 03:58 PM

I bought a new motor controller hoping that all i'd have to do is swap it out and be done with it all... After error code 136 cleared i tried running the machine and it filled with water and stopped at the same exact place... just with a different error code.


Well now i'm getting error 130... the RPS.

Can I now assume that I fixed half of the problem? Was swapping the motor controller the right move?

Now, on to the RPS. I have no idea what to do with this thing... What a terrible place to put that plug! Such a pain to get to! I managed to unplug the harness... I inspected the harness and it seems to be fine. How do i access the sensor? Where do I go from here?



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Posted 17 June 2011 - 10:29 PM

you need to remove the rotor and then remove the stator

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Posted 23 June 2011 - 08:29 AM

I can't find anything that helps describe how to do that... Are there instructions or diagrams out there that could help me? If not, then i'm just better off paying to have it done. I'm not having good luck.

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Posted 23 June 2011 - 09:21 AM

I can't find anything that helps describe how to do that... Are there instructions or diagrams out there that could help me?

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