Washing Machine Motor Wiring Basics

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Washing machine motor wiring basics is a tutorial on how to wire an universal motor to a dc source.The universal motor stands for working on DC and AC.

You have an old washing machine don't throw it away yet dismantle it and search for 2 main components that are very useful the washing machine motor and the pump on this tutorial we will concentrate about the washing machine motor also know as universal motor because by definition an universal motor can run on dc and ac.

The motor that you will see in the video from the end of this tutorial is a universal motor 420w 2A 50/60Hz.

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Step 1: The Washing Machine Motor

The universal motor is so named because it is a type of electric motor that can operate on AC or DC power. It is a commutated series-wound motor where the stator's field coils are connected in series with the rotor windings through a commutator. It is often referred to as an AC series motor. The universal motor is very similar to a DC series motor in construction but is modified slightly to allow the motor to operate properly on AC power. This type of electric motor can operate well on AC because the current in both the field coils and the armature (and the resultant magnetic fields) will alternate (reverse polarity) synchronously with the supply.

Step 2: How to Wire Universal Motor

Washing machine motor wiring basics https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XlaHSZFGzp0 a tutorial on how to wire universal motor or washing machine motor to ac/dc known as direct wire or hot wire washing machine motor is very easy just follow the wires and starting from bottom 1+3 stay connected and the rest 2 and 4 we gonna connect them to battery or ac source the connection is the same
because is a universal motor it can run on ac/dc.

Step 3: Video Washing Machine Motor Dc/ac

Universal motors have high starting torque, can run at high speed, and are
lightweight and compact. They are commonly used in portable power tools and equipment, as well as many household appliances. They're also relatively easy to control, electromechanically using tapped coils, or electronically. However, the commutator has brushes that wear, so they are much less often used for equipment that is in continuous use.

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    7 Discussions


    Question 4 months ago on Introduction

    Hi I was led to believe from years ago AC motors could only run one way ; technology has changed could this type of motor [ guess please ] be able to be run either direction and if so on a/c or d/c or both ?
    thanks for any reply


    1 year ago on Step 3

    Hi NoskillsRequired. Have you ever tried washing some clothes with a universal motor running on a 12v battery? Obviously it would take a lot more time but do you think it would be possible?

    2 replies

    Reply 8 months ago

    Washing machines operate at an average of 110v. At 12v the motor won't have the torque necessary to turn the tub let alone a rotor/transmission.


    Reply 1 year ago

    Hi there running this motor on 12v is just a proof of concept you will need 24-48v to propper wash the clothes or different motor if i will find a good motor i will make a video about it take care friend


    1 year ago

    I never throw anything away. I have a motor and pump and now know how to use them thanks!

    1 reply

    Reply 1 year ago

    Thanks for comment check the youtube channel i have just simple and interesting projects.all the best