To test a new model motor a US washing machine manufacturer performed highly accelerated life tests to discover, understand and remove potential failure modes. Components and prototype motors were subjected to intensive temperature cycling, vibration and over-voltage conditions. After one month of testing equivalent to 3.5 years of customer use, four of the 66 motors…

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3.5.1 Test effectiveness of new/revised products/process
5.5.6 Inspections, tests, process/performance audits

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