Whasing machine motor help? Answered
I have a washing machine motor that I want to use for some projects of mine, and before I burn it using the wrong voltage, I wanted to ask you guys how it's done right.
The motor is from a Whirlpool washer, and it's got 5 wires going in it. From whirlpool's manuals I understand that leads 1,2,3 are the motor windings, and leads 4,5 are the tachometer.
The resistance between leads 1 and 2, 1 and 3, and 2 and 3, are all 6 ohms.
The attached picture shows the sticker on the motor.
My question is, how do I make the motor spin? Do I just plug it to the mains? I'm guessing the tachometer wires are useless to me, since I don't have a control unit, which means I have 3 wires to work with.
Also, is there a way to make it spin slower/faster without a control unit?
Thanks for the help!