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Maytag mini dryer, Model DE 50, works of 120 volts,smoke comes out of motor. Is there a replacement available?

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  • Victor Carrasco May 21, 2014

    Hi Lester Muramoto, I want to help you with your problem, but I need more information from you. Can you please add details in the comment box?
    Have you checked that the power cable wiring is installed correctly?

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    Lester Muramoto May 21, 2014

    the power cable was working properly for 50 years. The motor that drives the drum and the blower started to smoke. So I figured the best thing to do was to replace the motor, but no one seems to carry a replacement motor. Lester (I've had the dryer for 50 years now.)



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Most electric dryers run on 110 volts, but heat on 220 volts. Unit needs to be wired to 208 to 240 volt, 30 amp circuit to Run and HEAT properly. Motor, interior light and controls run on 110 volts, neutral (white wire) and one hot wire, usually black. The heater works on both 110 volt hot wires, usually one red and one black wire. Unit can be hooked up to run and heat on 110 volts but will allways take two or three times as long as a 220 volt setup. It is producing half or a little less of its 5600 watt rating. It takes three things to efficiently dry clothes: heat, air flow and tumbling action. Remove any one and the unit runs much less efficiently. If you need a dryer to run on 120 volts, buy one that says 110 - 120 volt operation only, but it will still take up to two hours or so to dry a load. Brent

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The motor has to be running for voltage to exit the motor going to the heater. With the back off the dryer and the motor running you should read 220 volts at the heater if all safetys and thermostats are good.
There is a thermal cut out relay on the heat canister. It must read continuity also.
Remember you must remove at least one wire from each component being tested to get a true open or closed reading. If a wire is left connected you get a false reading.
The heating element could be broken and part of the heater wire touching the canister. This would cause a continuity reading and still no heat.
Finally, yes,the centrifugal switch in the motor could be bad and not sending power to the heater on the red wire.

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Sounds like you need to replace your electrical breaker in the main control box of the house that feeds the dryer. You should get 120volt on each leg coming into the dryer. Good Luck, I hope this helps Please rate me, Thanks

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