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Found motor(2 speed) getting dual voltage from timer. Power for low speed and hi speed at the same time. The timer has been changed twice and is still doing the same thing.

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  • georgcubuns May 08, 2010

    The Model lsr8244eq1

    The Seriel lg2239835

    Timer P# 3948171

    The Washer will fill then go thru a hi speed agitate. Then the motor will go thru a low speed agitate after a few minutes. Once it goes into low speed. The amperage jumps up to 20 and then drops. But amperage comes back and the motor starts making a wierd noise. I notice from the timer that I am getting voltage from timer on the orange and blue wire at the same time. There is normally voltage to one or the other. Not both!



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Sounds like a wiring problem but please indicate the make and exact model number for specific and accurate troubleshooting advice.

Posted on May 08, 2010

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    Jahn27 May 08, 2010

    It is normal to have voltages on both of the wires but they are not connected simultaneously to the high and slow windings of the motor because of the centrifugal switch in the motor. The motor goes from slow to high speed when the centrifugal switch is thrown from the slow speed winding to the high speed winding.

  • Jahn27
    Jahn27 May 08, 2010

    It is clear that the timer can be ruled out as the source of the trouble. Therefore, the only possible source is either the centrifugal switch or the motor itself. The motor goes from high speed to low speed when the motor slows down and deactivates the centrifugal switch or if the centrifugal switch deactivates on its own.

    It is most likely that the motor is faulty as indicated by its slowing down and deactivation of the centrifugal switch and the weird noise it makes when it switches to low speed. It is either due to a mechanical problem or a motor winging problem.



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