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Dryer blower motor runs slow and makes loud humming noise.

I suspect that the run capacitor is defective. Attempting to increase the motor speed by hand turning the shaft (which sometimes works with centrifugal switch motors ) did not help. I have researched for online parts and found none in stock. Before I special order a non-returnable part I thought it best to confirm my troubleshooting. The motor windings are not shorted to the case ( vom readings not megger ) nor are they discolored. The windings read approx. 24 ohms across the input connectors with or without the cap. The red wire to the input power connector is not used but measures 26 ohms to purple and 42 to blue. If my logic is correct, I would also like to confirm that AP3964628 is the correct number for the capicator and also find out about availability / price. Thanks Clif

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It will almost certainly be the capacitor. Instead of buying the $60 part thru parts suppliers, I went to a local engine repair shop and bought one for $8.50 and installed it. It worked fine.

You can order the part from Beidlers motor repair, just as I did. Their number is (304) 263-9995

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Try to check the drive coupling of the dryer if it is not loose to the drive shaft.

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    Try to check the drive coupling of the dryer if it is not loose to the drive shaft.

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