Question about Dryers
I saw your response about a dryer that just hums but doesn't turn. You
said, "Try turning it on while holding the door switch and give the
spin. If it starts you will need a motor if it does nothing then look
for a solenoid."
I don't understand your answer. My Fisher and Paykel only hums, but if I manually spin the drum, it will then continue to spin at full speed. The motor seems to work very well except needing a push to get started. Are you sure that I need a new motor? I live in Vanuatu so I will have to order the part from Australia. I want to make sure I order the right part.
Thanks for taking the time to read this and respond.
Okay, you may not need a motor but you may just need a motor switch. Get your model number and call an appliance parts store in your area and see if the switch is available. If it is then just replace the motor switch if not you will have to replace the motor. The switch is connected to the outside of the motor you will notice it because all of the wires that connect to the motor connect to it. Some of the switches have 2 screws that hold them to the motor some are riveted. If it is riveted then there probably isn't a replacement. If there are the 2 screws it most likely will be replaceable but I have seen some circumstances where it isn't. Hope this helps.
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