Question about Dryers
Last night it overheated, element was working but the drum didn't turn. Today,I took the lid off,turned the dial to put it on and it is as if the motor is trying to run but the drum isn't turning unless you give it a nudge, and doing so, the drum will turn. Is it the capacitor or the motor?
It's the motor to weak to jurn over,i see it all the time,replace the motor if you want(ebay)the model number is inside the door-mike
Posted on Jun 16, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Hello Deanna - This particular issue could be caused by a variety of reasons. I would suggest trying the following steps:
1) Verify a circuit breaker isn't tripped
2) Advance the timer control dial slowly 360 degrees-
If the washer starts spinning, then that means the motor and drive belt are fine but that there is something wrong with either the timer control dial or the agitator solenoid. Call in a professional for this.
If the washer doesn't budge, then verify that the drive belt(s) is attached and not broken by removing the back panel. If the belt is broken, replace it. If it is loose, then tighten it by loosening up the bolt holding the motor and moving it on its swingarm (much like a car alternator) until there is a 1/2 to 3/4 inch deflection in the belt.
Some washers use reversing motors. It's possible the motor works on the spin cycle but not on the wash cycle. If so, call a pro.
3) Visually inspect the lid safety switch- Is it loose or cracked? If so, the washer might work intermittently, stopping at different cycles.
4) Check motor and drive belt- Remove the main access panel (usually in the back). Is the motor spinning, but the drive belt isn't? If so, then you have a drive belt problem.
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