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Offline houptee

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Motor substitutes for Frigidaire stacked unit?
« on: October 07, 2013, 11:53:25 AM »

I have a Frigidaire stacked unit all electric

model fex831cs0

that took a dip in hurricane sandy it was in very good shape prior.

It needs a new washer motor part number listed as 134156400 (and also the pump).

I noticed the washer motor for this machine is described as a 1 speed, but it seems most common Frigidaire washers use a 2 speed motor.

I was looking for used motors on Ebay and the 2 speed have way more listings and much cheaper than the 1 speed motor.

So my question is can I substitute the cheaper more common 2 speed motor on this machine, of course using only one of the speeds? If so do I just use highest RPM speed wiring?

Thanks!

Offline fairbank56

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Re: Motor substitutes for Frigidaire stacked unit?
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2013, 03:55:31 PM »

  Yes, it should work just fine, no need to change any wiring, it will run in high speed in your washer.

Eric

Offline nolazach

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Re: Motor substitutes for Frigidaire stacked unit?
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2013, 05:05:10 PM »
I ran into an issue.  I was given a Frigidaire crtf1240as0  and a GE wsxh208v1ww.  They look almost identical and most mechanical parts are exactly the same.  The Frigidaire has a seized rear bearing.  Those cost me $250 so I won't fix.  The GE has a bad motor.  I figured the motors where the same, but they are not.  Same tub, same bearing, so I figured I would just swap tubs.  then I find the motor control board is bad on the Frigidaire as well.  While it is good on the GE. 
  I guess I could make it work, by building a frankenstein washer, I think both will find their way to the scrap yard. 

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Re: Motor substitutes for Frigidaire stacked unit?
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2013, 07:50:29 PM »
frankenstein washer, lol...
Would hate to get a call on a frankenstein washer, could really screw a guy up if he did not know the history of the washer.

Offline nolazach

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Re: Motor substitutes for Frigidaire stacked unit?
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2013, 08:14:01 PM »
yeah, I'm not going to do it.  It would be Frigidaire timer, Ge controls, frigidaire motor, Ge electronics, Frigidaire internals, Ge casing.  lol


  nope, headed to the scrap heap.  I'll have the neighbor's kid strip it for me, and I let him keep the copper and other metals to bring to the scrap yard.