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Seeking diagnostic test of motor in VBSR3100G2WW washer

Former parts swapping monkey VBSR3100G2WW GE Hydrowave No Spin Hotpoint Diagnostics

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#1 namakura

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 05:03 AM

I humbly request admittance to your dojo.  I have led a life of sin and dissipation.  In past, I have been known to swap parts like a monkey.  I am ready to change.  However, tomorrow morning the washer will still be broken.  I seek a diagnostic test.

 

Salient points of appliance trouble:

  • Hotpoint washer   VBSR3100G2WW  
  • No motor activity during Spin phase.
  • Virtually no motor activity during Agitation phase (I ran the machine on many settings and it did agitate for part of a  “wrinkle free” cycle during  2 of 4 test runs on that setting, but nothing at all otherwise.) 
  • Lid switch OK. 
  • LED on motor PCB blinks stand-by pattern at all times when appliance is powered on.
  • I’m on a remote Pacific island.
  • It will take a minimum of 6 weeks for me to order and receive any part.
  • I have internet access a couple times a day.

I’m hoping for guidance on a diagnostic test(s) I can do to pinpoint the trouble. 

 

Arigato gozaimasu,

 

K. Namakura



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Posted 24 January 2013 - 10:09 AM

 

  • No motor activity during Spin phase.
  • Virtually no motor activity during Agitation phase ...it did agitate for part of a  “wrinkle free” cycle during  2 of 4 test runs
  • Lid switch OK. 
  • LED on motor PCB blinks stand-by pattern at all times when appliance is powered on.

 

 
http://appliantology...service-manual/

sounds like maybe a bad Timer
http://www.repaircli...R=154&N=1264500

 

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 06:44 AM

Do you have a meter to perform tests? If not, your remote location would make the purchace of a multimeter a wise investment.


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Posted 25 January 2013 - 03:46 PM

nickfixit,  Good suggestion.  Yes, I am fortunate to have a multimeter and a decent array of tools on hand here.


 
RegUS_PatOff,  Thanks for the repair manual link. That is gold.  

 

So, using the timer chart (pg 30) and the motor test voltages (pg 35) I should be able to check with my meter if the timer is outputting correctly to the motor PCB.  

 

If not getting those voltages at the motor side of the harness plugs at the appropriate timer position, it has to be a fault in the timer - is that right?  

 

OR is there a continuity test I could/should do right at the timer pins to cinch it?



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Posted 25 January 2013 - 03:57 PM

may be easier to do the voltage tests


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