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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
This is what is probably going on. There are two parts in the motor that cause the drum to rotate.
One of them is "start" winding. It literally starts the drum's rotation. Once the drum motor has started the drum to move. The second portion of the motor, known as the "run" winding takes over and keeps the drum turning. When the Drum winding burns out. The same symptom is caused when the switch attached to the motor is also damaged. In your case, although this is rare. I think it may be the switch.
The reason being is that the motor has a combination switch that also connects one side to the heating element. In a nutshell, If you get the dryer not continuing to turn AND the heating element stays on. There is a problem with the switch.
If you get the heating element going on when you push the start button but turns off when you release the button. The problem is the motor having a burned out run winding. Either way, it is less labor intensive to replace the motor when you take it out. Doing it switch is not easy. Hope this helps. If not write back to me and we can continue.
Posted on Dec 28, 2010
Testimonial: "thanks I am sure that is the problem, no to find parts a resonable price."
look inside frame by door take out switch and replace it
Posted on Apr 08, 2012
Testimonial: "Thanks for your help and quick response. I took the switch out (held in with 1 screw and on spposite side to hinges). Should anything be attached to it, i.e; a wire of any kind as the switch, rectangular in shape, came out without having to unplug anything. How does it work?"
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