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Replacing GE motor 5KH47DT61T with WE17x32 wiring issue

GE dryer DDG7280PALHT replacing GE motor 5KH47DT61T with WE17x32 cant get wiring on centrifugal switch correct. The new motor wont run.

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SOURCE: GE dryer DDE5300 runs only

Broken belt. The safety switch will not allow the motor to stay running if the belt is broken. Open the door and look up at the 12 oclock position and their will either be 2 or 4 screws holding down the top. These must be removed and then you can get the top to come up(or off on newer models). Once you have the top up you can get to the screws which hold the front on (2). Then you simply remove the front and get it out of your way. On some these dryers there is a friendly rear hatch to help you replace the idler.

Posted on Jan 09, 2009

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SOURCE: need schematic for replacement motor GE dryer model DDE6350GALWH please go here for diagram thank you please rate me

Posted on Feb 22, 2009

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SOURCE: I cant find the right conections diagram for the

The dryer has a diagram on the machine. The centrifugal switch is on the end of the motor and they close when the motor is running. This contact is in the element circuit.

Posted on Jul 11, 2009

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SOURCE: Dryer blower motor runs slow and makes loud humming noise.

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

Posted on Dec 05, 2009

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SOURCE: The centrifugal switch on the dryer motor is broken

kenmore dryer motors are very easy to change out,

Posted on Jul 17, 2010

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This switch is engaged when the motor starts turning and keeps it running when the start switch is released. Often, the tiny springs on the centrifugal switch will break causing the switch to not operate properly. If the springs are good, the switch could be faulty.

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Good day,
The dryer start switch, starts the motor by bypassing the centrifugal
switch built into the motor. Once the motor is running, releasing the switch doesn't matter because the motor gets it's power directly from the timer to the motor thru the centrifugal switch.

Either the switch on the consul has welded the contacts, or the centrifugal switch in the motor has done the same.

To test, unplug, and access the start switch. remove one of the wires from the switch, tape it to prevent shorting, and try the dryer. If it fails to start, then it is the switch.
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