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Whirlpool ace184xpo fan motor has 3 speeds. are only 2 used

Hi, Lo, and fan only. Is fan only medium speed?

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    I have one to many wires.

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It is either a timer issue or a motor issue. I know, that you knew. But if you have a motor with like circuitry and size, you can try that or to put it into the spin cycle and see if it is a mechanical obstruction or with a voltmeter see if the timer is working.

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