To stop the clothes getting tangled, also the stopping then going the
other way will help stop areas of stagnation (and hence slow drying)
occuring. Mine a "Tricity Bendix TM 220 W" certainly has this drum
reversing indeed it is sold as a feature of this model and is called
This post contains no hidden meanings, no implications and certainly no
hidden agendas so it should be taken at face value. The wrong words
Well damn, I cleaned up and tested out the Creda dryer which is the mate
for the washer I've been refurbishing and it does in fact reverse the
drum periodically. Nifty little machine, not like anything I've used
before. If the washer was a bit larger capacity and I didn't have a big
Neptune front loader already I'd definitely keep this pair but a friend
of mine has more of a need for them than I do.
Motors with squirrel-cage rotors can be used on single-phase alternating
current by means of various arrangements of inductance and capacitance that
alter the characteristics of the single-phase voltage and make it resemble a
two-phase voltage. Such motors are called split-phase motors or condenser
motors (or capacitor motors), depending on the arrangement used.
Single-phase squirrel-cage motors do not have a large starting torque, and
for applications where such torque is required, repulsion-induction motors
are used. A repulsion-induction motor may be of the split-phase or condenser
type, but has a manual or automatic switch that allows current to flow
between brushes on the commutator when the motor is starting, and
short-circuits all commutator segments after the motor reaches a critical
speed. Repulsion-induction motors are so named because their starting torque
depends on the repulsion between the rotor and the stator, and their torque
while running depends on induction. Series-wound motors with commutators,
which will operate on direct or alternating current, are called universal
motors. They are usually made only in small sizes and are commonly used in
Stick a big screwdriver across it. This is bad advice for capacitors in
general, but for these motor capacitors used on 240V AC only it's OK.
There is minimal likelihood of there being any charge left in there,
you're only shorting it to make _sure_ before you touch it by hand. If
it _had_ been charged up by the Workshop Pixies beforehand, then it just
costs you a screwdriver and a pair of trousers.
If you're fooling with HT DC on capacitors, then fit proper bleed
resistors before you start and make yourself a discharging stick with a
resistor in it.
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