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which wires are power wires?

Posted by hairdaddy (My Page) on
Mon, Feb 3, 14 at 14:42

I have a 1/3hp dishwasher motor,from a Maytag dishwasher,it has four wires comin from it,red blue yellow and white with a black stripe on it. My ? is which ones are the power wires? Plan to use on a homemade latheThank you.

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RE: which wires are power wires?

You're going to build a homemade lathe and you can't figure out how to do this with a multimeter or otherwise? Good luck sir, be safe!

RE: which wires are power wires?

There is a site on the net which gives repair advice for large appliances and shows details of parts in blowups. I've forgotten the address but you can find it by googling: appliance repair

RE: which wires are power wires?

This might be difficult to do with a multimeter, at least for anyone not well versed in all the possible motor designs. Measuring inductance and capacitance may be needed, and one then still has to infer a lot.

This motor might be designed to run at different speeds using different wires, or run two phase or three phase from an electronic motor controller. Or, two wires might be for a speed sensor. This would be a good project for a sophomore EE lab project.

If the motor has identification of who actually manufactured it, then a specification might be found. Then again, an appliance repairman might happen to know how it is used.


RE: which wires are power wires?

might be easier and quicker to just get the wiring diagram from MAytag. They have one , and it will show the what those wires are connected to.

RE: which wires are power wires?

What country are you in, or more to the point, what country is listed on the placard as the intended installation site?

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