How to test a washing machine motor AC

Here is a step by step guide of the process:

How to test a washing machine motor

This video is on how to wire a washing machine motor AC direct. This will help you diagnose whether your printed PCB is the fault or the program, by knowing your motor is working correctly you will be able to eliminate this from the proses of why your washing machine has no wash cycle or spin.

How to wire up a 6 pin universal ac 240v motor on a washing machine.
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This motor test should only be done by suitably qualified persons.
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14 Responses to “How to test a washing machine motor AC”

  1. Sinisa says : Reply

    Only for professionals !

  2. martinguitarhd28 says : Reply

    great vid thanks for this!

  3. Hudson Rivers says : Reply

    i HAVE A candy WASHING MACHINE I purchased it in FRANCE my connector pad
    has nine connections two reds 5 and 6 go to the Tachometer. the brushes
    are Cream and Blue at 4 and 8 Two purples at 1 and 2 go to windings a
    black at 3 and an orange at 9 go to windings. and a brown at 7 also has
    continuity with orange at 9 It’s a shame there is no world wide standards .
    Thanks for your video it’s excellent

  4. martinguitarhd28 says : Reply

    Hi had a look on your site for other test rigs that you mention in this
    video but cannot see them,could you please add more like this thanks.

  5. piddler51 says : Reply

    Liking the test block.

  6. Robbie says : Reply

    Thanks thats useful

    I have a 17 yr old Indesit WDG1095W and no response from motor, PCB control module looks clean and all good

    Have voltage at the various pins on the motor, Checked brushes and comunator all is now good and clean, But motor wont turn

    Motor is Indesco 940N2i.01

    Wiring config is: 1: Tacho / 2: Tacho / 3: / 4: Red (Into motor loom) / 5: / 6: Brown (into motor loom)
    7: Black into 1 brush / 8: Black (into motor loom) Other lead from motor loom go’s to other brush.

    Going to wire a rig up to see how I get on, But thinking the windings may have OC

  7. Steve B says : Reply

    useful video, and entertaining due to the typo on the last page – we help you diagonse your faults 🙂

  8. michael Smith says : Reply
  9. matercomus says : Reply

    i have used the info from your vid to hook up my simens version and it
    worked well.
    thank you 🙂

  10. Colin Piggott says : Reply

    Tim, I thought you would like this.

  11. Mike Collins says : Reply

    I notice that the brushes are mounted at an angle to the commutator in my
    motor, and I wonder if you know the reason. When the motor is rotating in
    one direction, the commutator will supply a force to the brushes that would
    act pretty-well directly against their springs (so no lateral force against
    the sides of the brush holders), but in the other direction, there will be
    more lateral force than if the brushes were perpendicular to the
    commutator. Do you know the reason for the angle?
    I’m using it to drive a band saw, so it will always rotate one way, and as
    luck would have it, it’s the “wrong” way. There are tapped holes in the
    frame of the motor to mount the brushes the other way, but that would
    involve turning them upside down so that the curvature of the brush face
    would match the curvature of the commutator, but I can’t get the brushes
    out of their holders. The angle puzzles me, as washing machines invariably
    rotate both ways. Are the brush angles optimised for the high speed
    operations (spin)?

  12. fayaz syed says : Reply

    Awesome explanation Sir am fan of you the way u did this video.Iam
    impressed and also subscribed to ur video.

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