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Old 05-08-2013, 07:53 AM
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OK, Thanks, When I get home. I appreciate all the help!
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Here are the diagrams and pic of the back of the switch
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Unplug all three connectors from the switch. You will need to make a jumper and jump the white/blue wire on the lower connector to the blue wire on the upper connector. Now try normal cycle spin mode.

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Hi Eric,
So, I'm going to bypass the switch all together and just connect the jumper wire between the plugs, then run the machine and see if the thermal -protection trips, correct?
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Yes, just the one jumper wire which will allow it to work in spin mode only. Sounds like this may be way over your head. You could just parts swap either the switch or motor to try to figure this out. You could also make a test cable out of an old extension cord to test the motor directly but it's a bit involved and may not be a good idea for you to try. Sorry, difficult to explain to someone with little experience with this kind of stuff.

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Actually, its not too difficult. I just try to be clear.
I have a motor coming that is returnable so I want to make sure if its the switch before I install the motor. Actually, I was wondering if I could take a voltage reading on the output side of the switch to see if its feeding power from two circuits at the same time, say, the high speed and the low speed and thats what might be tripping the thermal overload, but this seems much simpler. So when this runs and if it doesn't trip the thermal, then it should be the switch?
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OK, I ran the jumper and the spin cycle still kicked out. So I'm assuming its the motor? Am I missing anything?
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The motor has not been completely isolated yet, a faulty timer can also cause selection of two motor windings at the same time. Unplug the motor connector, on the motor, unplug the white/violet and white/orange wires, move them aside making sure they are not touching each other or anything else (tape them if need be), plug motor connector back in and try again using the jumper across the speed switch connectors. If you still have the problem, one other possibility is that the contacts in the motor centrifugal switch for the start winding are not opening when the motor gets up to speed. I know you checked that switch before and also confirmed the motor would operate in a lower speed so it appears the switch is working properly but there is a way to check it for sure.

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