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#1 Stan03

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Posted 21 May 2006 - 07:25 PM

Hello,

I thought I was pretty versed on direct-drives, but I been working on one that as

me confused? When I first hooked it up it would fill properly and then nothing would

happen except for a humming noise and a bad burning smell from motor. So I ordered a new motor, still just a humming noise. I check the transmission, it turns

freely in both directions. I also changed the start capacitor, no help, so I went ahead

and ordered a new timer, thinking it may had some contacts, still no help, still getting

just the humming noise after it fills.

I'm sure I'm overlooking the obvious, any thoughts or helpfull suggestions?

 

Thanking you in advance,

 

Stan03


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#2 Samurai Appliance Repair Man

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Posted 21 May 2006 - 08:42 PM

Take the motor out of its mounts, keep its wires hooked up, and set it on the ground. Hold it down with your foot, set the timer to spin and pull. Tell me what happens.

#3 Stan03

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Posted 23 May 2006 - 03:14 PM

Hello,

I took the motor out of its mounts and tried as you suggested, still the same

humming noise from motor only. While observing, I was able to get the motor

running by turning the motor shaft a couple quick turns.(tried extra motor with

the same results).

Hopefully this info will help?

 


#4 BLTH15

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Posted 23 May 2006 - 03:56 PM

TRY CHANGING THE WATER LEVEL SWITCH TO A DIFFERENT LEVEL IF I REMEMBER RIGHT POWER GOES THRU THAT SWITCH FIRST

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Posted 23 May 2006 - 04:35 PM

I would suggest you have a problem in the wiring harness, not getting enough voltage to the motor to start, what is the voltage to the plug in for the motor???  Known problems with the harness causing just this sort of malfunction, probably find the break down in the area where the harness plugs onto the motor itself...

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#6 Northern-Tech

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Posted 24 May 2006 - 06:41 PM

  Do these motors have a centrifugal switch ? If so, possibly its stuck in the open position, and trying to get started off the run winding ?? :huh:

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Posted 26 May 2006 - 04:33 AM

If you're motor has a start cap, pull the red wires off of it and measure the voltage at red wire that comes from the timer. If you're getting 120vac there, then you have a bad start cap.

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Posted 01 June 2006 - 10:20 PM

check the motor coupling , that would a rubber circle with holes in it that has two plastic pieces that connect to the trans & motor.




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