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Kitchenaid icemaker No water getting to icemaker. I was told it needs a new motor. Voltage to motor between black and white wires reads less than 50 volts AC. when I put 115vac to icemaker white and black motor runs. Any suggestions on what to do next. Is there a fuse in the voltage line? If so where is it located.

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Most icemakers have a thermal fuse on the black wire feeding them. If this fuse overheats then it will blow to protect your fridge. Check for continuity through the fuse.

(Note that the fuse itself can not be changed. The whole wiring harness has to be changed.)

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My Roper washing machine will not complete a cycle. It stops before it gets to rinse. If I turn it off and wait a few hours, it will run and finish if I waited long enough. Could the motor be dying?


ATTACHEMENTS ON HOW TO TEST MOTOR


The following test must be made on one-, two-, and three-speed drive motors:

1.
Touch and hold one ohmmeter probe to the terminal on the white/black wire from the motor.

2.touch the other ohmmeter probe to the terminal on the white wire from the motor.

3.The ohmmeter should showZEROresistance (continuity). If not, the drive motor is bad and needs replacing.

Start Winding

4.
Touch and hold one ohmmeter probe to the terminal on the black wire from the motor.

5.Touch the other ohmmeter probe to the terminal on the yellow wire from the motor.

6.The ohmmeter should show a reading between 4-10 ohms.

7.If you do not get this reading, the drive motor is bad and needs replacing.

High Winding

8.
Touch and hold one ohmmeter probe to the terminal on the white wire from the motor.

9.touch the other ohmmeter probe to the terminal on the blue wire from the motor.

10.The ohmmeter should show a reading between 0-4 ohms.

11.If you do not get this reading, the drive motor is bad and needs replacing.

12.Touch and hold one ohmmeter probe to the terminal on the white/black wire from the motor.

13.Touch the other ohmmeter probe to the terminal on the blue wire from the motor.

14.The ohmmeter should show a reading between 1-5 ohms.

15.If you do not get this reading, the drive motor is bad and needs replacing.

The following test must be made on two-speed drive motors, along with steps 1-15:

Low Winding

16.
touch and hold one ohmmeter probe to the terminal on the violet wire from the motor.

17.Touch the other ohmmeter probe to the terminal on the white wire from the motor.

18.The ohmmeter should show a reading between 1-7 ohms.

19.If you do not get this reading, the drive motor is bad and needs replacing.

20.Touch and hold one ohmmeter probe to the terminal on the violet wire from the motor.

21.Touch the other ohmmeter probe to the terminal on the blue wire from the motor.

22.The ohmmeter should show a reading between 1-7 ohms.

23.If you do not get this reading, the drive motor is bad and needs replacing.

24.Touch and hold one ohmmeter probe to the terminal on the violet wire from the motor.

25.Touch the other ohmmeter probe to the terminal on the white/black wire from the motor.

26.The ohmmeter should show a reading between 1-7 ohms.

27.If you do not get this reading, the drive motor is bad and needs replacing.

The following test must be made on three-speed drive motors, along with steps 1-27:

Ex-Low Winding

28.
Touch and hold one ohmmeter probe to the terminal on the white wire from the motor.

29. Touch the other ohmmeter probe to the terminal on the white/orange wire from the motor.

30.The ohmmeter should show a reading between 1-5 ohms.

31.If you do not get this reading, the drive motor is bad and needs replacing.

32.Touch and hold one ohmmeter probe to the terminal on the white wire from the motor.

33.Touch the other ohmmeter probe to the terminal on the white/violet wire from the motor.

34.The ohmmeter should show a reading between 1-5 ohms.

35.If you do not get this reading, the drive motor is bad and needs replacing.

36.Touch and hold one ohmmeter probe to the terminal on the blue wire from the motor.

37.Touch the other ohmmeter probe to the terminal on the white/orange wire from the motor.

38.The ohmmeter should show a reading between 1-5 ohms.

39.If you do not get this reading, the drive motor is bad and needs replacing.

40.Touch and hold one ohmmeter probe to the terminal on the blue wire from the motor.

41.Touch the other ohmmeter probe to the terminal on the white/violet wire from the motor.

42.The ohmmeter should show a reading between 1-5 ohms.

43.If you do not get this reading, the drive motor is bad and needs replacing.

44.Touch and hold one ohmmeter probe to the terminal on the white/black wire from the motor.

45.Touch the other ohmmeter probe to the terminal on the white/orange wire from the motor.

46.The ohmmeter should show a reading between 1-5 ohms.

47.If you do not get this reading, the drive motor is bad and needs replacing.

48.Touch and hold one ohmmeter probe to the terminal on the white/black wire from the motor.

49.Touch the other ohmmeter probe to the terminal on the white/violet wire from the motor.

50.The ohmmeter should show a reading between 1-5 ohms.

51.If you do not get this reading, the drive motor is bad and needs replacing.

52.Touch and hold one ohmmeter probe to the terminal on the white/orange wire from the motor.

53.Touch the other ohmmeter probe to the terminal on the white/violet wire from the motor.

54.The ohmmeter should show a reading between 2-8 ohms.

55.If you do not get this reading, the drive motor is bad and needs replacing.

The following three (3) checks must be made on all one-, two-, and three-speed drive motors to check for an internal failure (short):

56.
Touch and hold one ohmmeter probe to the drive motor housing.

57.
One at a time touch the other ohmmeter probe to each of the wires (terminals)coming from the drive motor.

58.
The ohmmeter should show an open circuit when each of the wires (terminals)are checked. If not, the drive motor is bad and needs replacing.


HOW TO live TEST a G.E - MOTOR

After removing the cabinet follow the wires from the motor halfway up the tub. Then cut and splice the ORANGE, the BLUE, the VIOLET /WHITE, & the RED wires.
Now using a long long extension cord with the end connector cut off and exposing the 2 end wires stripped back about an inch.

To check the spin cycle: Connect and splice the RED & the Blue wires to one end of the extension cord wire. And the ORANGE & WHITE /VIOLET to the other end of extension cord, be sure to use but connectors or electrical tape. Plug in the cord an the wash cycle should start? If not the motor is bad.

To check the wash cycle: Connect the BLUE and the WHITE/VIOLET wires to one end of cord. And the ORANGE & RED connected to the other end of cord, then plug in and the wash cycle should start? If not the motor is bad.

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