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When I push the start button it will not turn on got power to dryer

Its got juice going to dryer but when I push the start button it will not kick on

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  • s_keillor May 31, 2009

    The motor does not turn,tested the door switch its fine,timer works,got 220v at the wall plug

  • s_keillor May 31, 2009

    check the connection at the motor?What is a way I can check the motor to see if its bad/

  • s_keillor May 31, 2009

    Thanks very much I will try that.

  • Samuel Charles Spriggs May 11, 2010

    Does the motor turn at all when you push the start button?


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The start button goes directly to the motor to energize the start winding until the centrifugal switch in the motor energizes the run winding.

If the motor is not trying to start, I would next test the start switch & related connections.

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  • Samuel Charles Spriggs May 31, 2009

    Start switch:

    If you have a multimeter you can see if you get 120 volts at the end of the start switch (at the motor) when pushed -- this will confirm the start switch is good. Or, you can remove the start switch and test it for continuity when depressed.

    Motor: (If you're going to be working with the motor, remove

    the belt first.)

    If start switch is good, you can disconnect it from the motor and jump 120 volts to the motor terminals -- if the start switch is getting 120 volts to the motor (in the above test), this is a redundant test, but it wold confirm the motor needs work.

  • Samuel Charles Spriggs May 31, 2009

    Okay, please let me know what you find.



    P.S. Remember the door has to be closed when you are testing for voltage at the motor.


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