Hi there@nurd7777 Out of curiosity , what kind of motors are those ?
Souns like brushed or DC motors ?
Round here a washmachine will be brushless or the older ones single phase capacitor start .
The motors I mentioned are universal brushed they are used on front loading washers. I can get loads I know a guy that scraps washers. They have a flat belt pulley and are designed to turn a big pulley which turns the drum. For machines its best to use the drum gear and cast another pulley where the internal drum was. On my lathe the total reduction is around 40 to 1 and this divides the 500-12000 rev range. With tacho feedback the speed is constant with load .