Thread Number: 74407  /  Tag: Modern Automatic Washers
What drive mechanism does this use?
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Post# 982073   2/9/2018 at 18:26 (276 days old) by chetlaham (United States)        

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Is this VMW or the cabrio design?

Post# 982076 , Reply# 1   2/9/2018 at 18:50 (276 days old) by Lorainfurniture (Cleveland )        
Neither I suspect

That looks like the new direct drive unit. Itís like a cabrio washer minus the floating tub. I believe the actuator assy is magnetic?

Post# 982079 , Reply# 2   2/9/2018 at 19:20 (276 days old) by vacerator (Macomb, Michigan)        
Can I differ?

It has a gear case, the old Cabrio DD did not.

Post# 982081 , Reply# 3   2/9/2018 at 19:40 (276 days old) by chetlaham (United States)        

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Any info on this new mechanism?

Post# 982085 , Reply# 4   2/9/2018 at 20:14 (276 days old) by murando531 (Huntsville, AL)        

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This is the VMAX platform, which uses a BPM rotor/stator but it's coupled to a gear box that essentially serves as a torque converter, providing a ~2:1 ratio between the agitator/washplate and the motor. It is still able to adjust stroke length and power on the fly and can still sense load and resistance like the Oasis-platform could, without putting so much direct stress on the BPM motor. If you didn't know it had a gearbox and stood next to one running, you'd swear it was direct drive because they are much quieter than the Oasis-Cabrio machines.

Post# 982086 , Reply# 5   2/9/2018 at 20:45 (276 days old) by chetlaham (United States)        

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Any pics of this mechanism?

Post# 982297 , Reply# 6   2/11/2018 at 11:04 (274 days old) by vacerator (Macomb, Michigan)        
pdf Momsappliance

just google search Whirlpool vmax drive system.
Has the same rotor/stator hall sensor drive as the old, magnetic clutch/mode shift, no splutch.
Schematics show heater, recirculation pump.

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