Re: [DML] Re: Washer Motor
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Re: [DML] Re: Washer Motor



 
In a message dated 9/29/2005 9:39:40 P.M. Central Daylight Time,  
lucas@xxxxxxxx writes:

A  typical cause of failed, rusty motors is that the little drain  
holes  on the bottom of the enclosure get plugged up and the pump ends  
up  spending its life  under water.  I strongly suggest drilling a  few  
larger holes in the bottom of the  enclosure.  


I second this advice. If you are using your D as a daily driver, gunk gets  
into these small holes (original openings) and allow water to fill up over the  
motor level. This in turn will short out the motor and the circuit it works 
on.  This includes the dash lights and the running side lights. The cure is to 
drill  out the drain holes a little larger, takes a couple of min but solves 
the  problem long term. Also the advice of taking off the front tie to do this 
is  correct. It does make the job easier, it can be done the other way but 
lining up  inner bottle and then the cover is hard to do if you can't see the 
holes.
Bruce Battles
Vin 06569
 


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