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Seeking diagnostic test of motor in VBSR3100G2WW washer

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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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Need appliance parts? Call 877-803-7957 now!

 

  • 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.org/files/file/235-ge-washers-with-electromechanical-controls-and-mode-shifter-assembly-service-manual/

sounds like maybe a bad Timer

http://www.repairclinic.com/referral.asp?R=154&N=1264500

 

Timer-WH12X10349-01044946.jpg

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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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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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may be easier to do the voltage tests

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