While fixing the pump motor on our current washing machine the other day, I noticed that the main motor on this one has what looks like 4 wires going into the motor - and an outboard capacitor (or 2) - possibly motor start caps ??
Our local scrapyard is just up the road in the next village - but I just wanted to check with the group on the following points :-
a) What's the usual connection arrangement for washing machine motors nowadays - if the additional cables are for alternative speeds then all I need is 1750rpm
b) When disembowelling a washing machine to get at the motor, how much of the 'peripheral' bits do I need to collect in order to ensure a working setup.
I realise that the precise details may vary between manufacturers and models - but generic advice would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance Adrian Suffolk UK