Get Answers to your Appliance Repair Questions

Washer Parts  ·   Dryer Parts  ·   Refrigerator Parts  ·   Dishwasher Parts  ·   Range/Cooktop/Oven Parts  ·   AppliancePartsPros 

Author Topic: GE Profile motor  (Read 1770 times)

Offline Posum

  • VIP Member
  • Member Since: Jul 2014
  • Posts: 2
GE Profile motor
« on: July 18, 2014, 09:37:00 PM »

I recently had to scrap my old GE Profile washer, however I saved the motor (5kh61kw2516hs) and would like to re-purpose it. My problem is wiring it without the control panel. I have isolated the common, high and low wires but the motor will not start without the yellow and purple w/white connected to the control panel. Can anyone help? This motor runs great and I have a job for it.
Thanks

Offline fairbank56

  • Technician
  • Member Since: Aug 2012
  • Posts: 529
  • Country: us
Re: GE Profile motor
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2014, 07:41:20 AM »

  Connect neutral to motor orange and red wires. Connect hot to blue and purple/white for high speed, hot to white and purple/white for low speed. Reverse connections to red and purple/white to make motor start in opposite direction. Disregard yellow wire.

Eric

Offline Posum

  • VIP Member
  • Member Since: Jul 2014
  • Posts: 2
Re: GE Profile motor
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2014, 07:03:01 PM »
Eric, You are a genius!!! Wiring "diagram" worked perfectly with one change. I do not have an orange wire, I have white w/red, all else is just as you described and works perfectly.
 :) :cheers: O0 :thanks: :banana: :thankyou:

Posum

Offline fairbank56

  • Technician
  • Member Since: Aug 2012
  • Posts: 529
  • Country: us
Re: GE Profile motor
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2014, 08:49:33 PM »

  Yep, some models use wht/red for neutral, some use orange.

Eric

 

GE Profile Washer -- Motor not turning-- No Spin

Started by Bobby D

Replies: 9
Views: 27475
Last post December 07, 2009, 09:08:09 AM
by JWWebster
GE Profile Prodigy Motor being Overworked

Started by Bobby D

Replies: 13
Views: 5956
Last post September 17, 2011, 04:40:28 PM
by JWWebster
Video: Whirlpool Washer Motor - Bad connection..

Started by AJ

Replies: 3
Views: 6325
Last post July 29, 2013, 06:32:05 PM
by AJ
Video: Whirlpool Made Direct Drive Washer Motor Coupler Replacement

Started by AJ

Replies: 18
Views: 54021
Last post May 18, 2010, 06:53:50 AM
by gimpyjones
oil leak from under ge profile washer

Started by husker

Replies: 1
Views: 6278
Last post October 14, 2007, 05:42:08 PM
by Pegi
how to access door lock wax motor

Started by meem

Replies: 1
Views: 4123
Last post January 24, 2008, 03:23:59 PM
by RegUS_PatOff