Thread Number: 75679  /  Tag: Vintage Automatic Washers
My hotpoint rim flo won't stop smoking
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Post# 995049   5/24/2018 at 02:56 by Doug (West Virgina)        

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I have taken the original motor out and put in another one and it is still smoking! I'm pretty positive I have the motor relay switch hooked up right and I can't seem to find any other problems. Any pointers??

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Post# 995053 , Reply# 1   5/24/2018 at 05:01 by thomasortega (Los Angeles - CA)        

You can try Chantix


Post# 995054 , Reply# 2   5/24/2018 at 05:09 by wft2800 (Leatherhead, Surrey)        

Isn't it pretty normal for old 70s electrics to smoke? All owners of old British sports-cars know you need to keep the Lucas wiring harnesses topped up with smoke, a new jar of Lucas smoke has to be bought every so often... ;-)

Post# 995055 , Reply# 3   5/24/2018 at 05:27 by Doug (West Virgina)        

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Lmao😂 Is this thread about me or my hotpoint washer??🤔😂

Post# 995056 , Reply# 4   5/24/2018 at 06:21 by Gyrafoam (Roanoke, VA)        

Is something like a pump locked-up and you are smoking the belt? Bad bearing?

Post# 995076 , Reply# 5   5/24/2018 at 11:35 by Doug (West Virgina)        

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The tub turns freely, an both motors were smoking

Post# 995082 , Reply# 6   5/24/2018 at 13:01 by speedqueen (Harrison Twp, Michigan)        

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Does the pump turn freely? If something jams the pump there can be trouble.

By the way, it isn't outfitted as a RimFlo, it has the clothes guard not a rim filter, it will need a pan.

Post# 995098 , Reply# 7   5/24/2018 at 15:56 by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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many times it is recommended that when you switch out a motor, you change the relay as well.....

if both motors are smoking, I would go to the relay next.....

also, try running without the belt or the pump sleeve....lets get the motor issues fixed first, then move on if other issues turn up....

never hurts to make sure the wires are on the right terminals...

Post# 995112 , Reply# 8   5/24/2018 at 18:32 by bajaespuma (Connecticut)        
Can't stop myself

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Does it smoke all the time or only after intercourse? (ducking; running)

Post# 995142 , Reply# 9   5/25/2018 at 04:58 by gizmo (Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Au)        

nicotine patches or hypnotherapy....

Seriously though, Yogitunes' idea to try just the motor, with no belt attached, is a good one. you will isolate whether it is a motor or wiring fault, or if there is something seized that stops the motor turning freely.

Post# 995395 , Reply# 10   5/27/2018 at 19:51 by Doug (West Virgina)        

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Lol smokes all the time, but I jus turn it on spin an it starts smoking after 5 seconds then I turn it off. I also changed the relays, but I'm not sure if it's hooked up correctly. I've tried it several different ways. I'll try an see if the pump turns freely but I'm sure it will bc the tub turns smoothly.

Post# 995607 , Reply# 11   5/30/2018 at 03:55 by Combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
Smoking motor in a GE filter flow washer

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Most times when this happens itís the start winding that shorting and burning itís usually caused by a bad relay, whenever you change a motor on a GE washer that has an electrical fault you should replace the relay.

GE used 1/3 and 1/2 hp motors in the each use different relays depending on how old the machine as there may be an additional relay thatís different for the early 60s models.

Most important thing is to make sure you have The correct relay and have it wired correctly, also if the motor has smoked pretty badly youíre going to have to replace the motor once theyíre fairly overheated and shorted they wonít recover even with a new relay.

John L

Post# 995775 , Reply# 12   5/31/2018 at 00:21 by Spinmon (st. charles mo )        

It's a HOTpoint,what the cuss do you expect? :/

Post# 995783 , Reply# 13   5/31/2018 at 04:08 by Doug (West Virgina)        

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Having the relay wired up may be my problem bc the tub/ pump turns freely. How do u know the correct way to hook it up?

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