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Offline Beshires1

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Repurposed Frigidaire Washing Machine Motor
« on: September 20, 2014, 12:53:34 AM »

Hi this is my first post and I am having trouble wiring a Frigidaire Model GLWS1349AS1 washing machine motor to run clockwise. I want to use this motor in a homemade wooden band-saw project because I actually have two good motors from this model washing machine. I don't think that this motor is originally reversed during normal use in the washing machine. Anyway the motor is a model no. 13902700 (Frigidaire) and my newer motor is a 134159500 (Electrolux). These motors are identical and interchangeable. I have wired a cord to one of the motors start & run windings using the washers connector to the motor. The motor starts and spins up fine and the centrifugal switch is working correctly. But I can only get it to spin counter-clockwise. Swapping the wires to the start winding and capacitor got me clockwise rotation but started smoking the capacitor. This is the washer's wiring diagram. Here is a closeup of motor wiring diagram. I have white wire of my cord to M3 and M1 and the neutral wire to M5 and M6. Any assistance getting this motor to run clockwise will be greatly appreciated.  :thanks:
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Re: Repurposed Frigidaire Washing Machine Motor
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2014, 08:15:13 PM »
Sorry for the double posting But I figured out how to reverse the motor myself. these are very durable motors and seem to outlast their origional purpose so I decided I would give um a second life. At 3/4 hp, they have enough umph to do many other things, shop grinders, disk sanders and many other uses. Here is what I did to get it to run. By the way I found out that It will self-start without the capacitor But I will use it anyway. If you have any questions feel free to ask. O0

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Re: Repurposed Frigidaire Washing Machine Motor
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2014, 04:43:19 AM »
Correction to Instruction Photo, tie M3 and M6 together and tie to white lead of cord not M5.

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Re: Repurposed Frigidaire Washing Machine Motor
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2014, 12:23:09 AM »
Cool.  Post a picture of your band saw when you get it done.

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Re: Repurposed Frigidaire Washing Machine Motor
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2014, 06:13:14 PM »
Here is a picture of my bandsaw. It works really well and the 3/4 hp washing machine motor has plenty of humpt!!! O0
   

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Re: Repurposed Frigidaire Washing Machine Motor
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2014, 09:24:14 PM »
Interesting, thanks for sharing.