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 Posted: Thu Oct 21st, 2010 11:19 pm
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Capacitor seems good, not sure about the Motor wire colors ...

I'll do some checking and may be back later  ..

 



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Anyone out there identify motor wire colors on my kenmore 3-speed? I'd like to be sure it's bad before replacing...
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Ok, somebody with appliance brains please confirm this, and I promise to donate to their favorite fund. I've found my kenmore elite's wiring diagram (part#3954811)and it gives various resistance readings (lo-hi-med-start) at motor. I get zero's for all. So is my motor trashable?

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where did you get the 3954811 wiring diagram from ?

is it different than the one I posted ?

You should be using a digital OHM meter on the 200 OHM scale ..

 
If you have a Harbor Freight Store near you,

they have these meters, w/battery 


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The diagram was attached to the washer so I'm assuming it's right. I've got a radio shack "needle" meter and was getting some readings from the capacitor. Can you think of any test I could do to be sure it's reading well?

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Capacitor readings seem OK, but it'll be hard to read the Motor windings with a "needle" meter.

 



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Well, bought a $3.49 meter, and it reads .9 when probes are together but when I subtract .9 from the readings of two windings (start and hi) they match the specs. The other two read infinity/open circuit. Based on these results, don't you think it's odd that my spin cycle doesn't work?

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steelbox warrior wrote: ... the readings of two windings (start and hi) they match the specs.  
 
The other two read infinity/open circuit.   
 
don't you think it's odd that my spin cycle doesn't work?

resistance of which Motor wire color pairs ?

"spin cycle doesn't work"
Agitate cycle works ?



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I'm good -- have decided it's the motor. Thanks for your help.

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