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My Bendix is not well. I need an expert
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Post# 1101469   12/21/2020 at 01:33 (820 days old) by Astorobsession (Melbourne Australia )        

Hi guys,

I required my bendix machine (which was working) with dangerous rubber wiring. But it seems Iíve traded one issue for another and now I am CONCERNED.

I was careful to rewire all areas correctly and to current safety vinyl copper wire standards for safety. HOWEVER, mistakes CAN happen. When I wired up the motor I did forget which was wire was positive and which was neutral but deduced that I had worked it out.

I have replaced one linear solenoid near the front of the machine.

The machine turns clockwise from the front. There is a cog scratching sound now and flashes at each cycle with a pop / flash at every revolution of the tumble.

Please help!

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Post# 1101478 , Reply# 1   12/21/2020 at 06:45 (820 days old) by Ricky5050 (Durham Britain)        
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His all tumble clockwise from the front. So looks ok. Perhaps the starter windings are still
Engaged ? This may cause overheat and burnout ?


Post# 1101502 , Reply# 2   12/21/2020 at 11:54 (820 days old) by Unimatic1140 (Minneapolis)        

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The first thing I would try is connecting a test power cord directly to the motor and see if it does that without power going through the timer and all the new wiring. This will tell you if the issue is within the motor itself or through the timer and new wiring.

Post# 1101522 , Reply# 3   12/21/2020 at 15:41 (820 days old) by brisnat81 (Brisbane Australia)        

With the rewire, how did you rewire the motor? On mine the wires go through a rubber grommet into the motor casing. Did you pull the motor/Pump/Gearbox apart to replace those cables, or did you put Heatshrink over them?

On mine, those were the only wires that were crispy, the rest were ok. Moving them during the rewire to disconnect and reconnect them with the bullet connectors, could've been enough to flack off insulation.

Post# 1101751 , Reply# 4   12/23/2020 at 15:54 (818 days old) by astorobsession (Melbourne Australia )        
Thanks @brisnat81 @unimatic1140 @ricky5050

I am away for Xmas so Iíll definitely wire directly before pulling the motor apart as it sounds a very good idea before the hassle of a pull apart/rebuilding of the motor. Cheers

Thankyou for your ongoing support on this project. Very much appreciated.

Thanks for that Iíll no doubt find out when I connect the mains wire directly to the motor when Iím back after Xmas. Cheers.

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