While walking my dog in some woods I came across a dumped top loading washing machine. Thinking that I might be able to salvage the motor (they rarely go bad) to build a buffer or bench grinder, I returned a week later with some tools. Having some experience with appliance repairs, I had the motor removed from the machine in just a few minutes. There was a wiring harness plugged into the motor which I also salvaged, along with what looks like a large capacitor.
I've tried a number of wiring combinations but can't get it to run. This is a GE 1/2 hp motor and I suspect it is a 2-speed motor and possibly reversible. I did not take notice of the make and model of the washing machine. I'll give the rundown on the wiring harness and maybe someone will have a suggestion about how to wire it up. Note that I have tried to find a schematic on line with no luck, and if I strike out here I will have to return to the woods to open the control panel in hopes of finding a wiring diagram.
7 wires connect to the motor with a single plug. Wires 1, 2, and 3 are grouped together. These wires are orange, purple, and yellow but I don't remember the specific order off hand. Blank space then wires 4 and 5 grouped together with number 4 as the ground, 5 is a white wire and I suspect is the neutral. Blank space then 6 and 7 are grouped together. 6 is blue, 7 is red and is wired thru what looks like a large capacitor.
Thanks in advance,