Ok, on to the photos:
A Couple of No-Cap samples, early in the wash cycle:
|Set #1 - Shore Power, No Cap|
|Set #1, Inverter, No Cap|
|Set #2 - Shore Power, No Cap.|
|Set #2 - Inverter, No Cap|
Next we have a series, all on the inverter, varying the location of a 55uF capacitor.
|Set #3 - Inverter, 55uF Cap placed at Washer/dryer|
Current is being measured between the Inverter, and the Cap/washer/dryer.
(This is where the Cap has been placed in all other trials)
|Set #3 - Inverter, No Cap|
Notice No Hooking, just could not get a Hook this afternoon!
|Set #3 - Inverter, 55uF Cap placed at inverter.|
(Current is being measured between the Inverter/Cap and the Washer/dryer)
And here is a set of the same situation of that last photo, Still measuring between the 55uf Cap and the Splendide - but this time using Shore Power as the source.
|Set #3, Shore Power, 55uF cap placed at Shore power entrance point.|
(Current is being measured between Shore Power/Cap and the Washer/dryer)
And for reference, here is a raw Shorepower w/o the cap snap during the same 'time period' as the rest of set #3:
|Set #3, Shore Power, No Cap.|
OK, what does all this mean - to be honest I am not sure. I can clearly see that the 55uF cap removes all indication of hooking, and there is clearly some large current moving back and forth between the cap and the washer/dryer. Historically an indication of reactive power.
Going forward, I am going to order and add a 50uF cap near the Splendide - as Magnum suggested. Assuming the 'hooking' is an indication of the problem, the larger cap clearly takes care of that. And when the machine does fail, we can easily see a cause and effect between running with and w/o the cap. In terms of why this happened? For that am going to send these set of photos off the Magnum and Splendide and see what their thoughts are.
But for now based on a sample size of 1, along with some measurements, I am going to state the resolution for this compatibility issue is the 50uF motor run cap.