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Offline Posum

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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

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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

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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

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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