Question about Dryers
I wasn't hearing anything when attempting to turn the dryer on. No motor hum, nothing. I did check both legs of power were the power cord connects to the machine both sides have 120v. "Confused homeowner" thanks
Sounds like you have a blown thermal fuse. This happens when you have a restricted/blocked exhaust vent. Jump/bypass it, if it works make sure to clear exhaust vent or it will blow again.
Also the door switch - not common
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: admiral dryer wont come on
That is a bad sign. If the buzzing starts when you press the start button and stops when you release its almost safe to say that the motor has a dead short or grounded out and causing that to happen. You can check the start switch by getting a multimeter and with the dryer unplugged take the wires off the switch, place a lead on each pin and press the start with meter set for continuity. If it shows continuity when presed and stops when released your motor is shot and needs to be replaced
If you can turn the drum and then the dryer starts you have a bad motor. The way the dryer works is when you initially push the start button, electricity is sent to the start winding, or stator, of the motor. This will in turn start the motor turning. From there the stator will drop out of the electrical process and at the same time the run winding, or rotor, will take over and the motor will continie to run. Your stator is damaged, has a burn spot, etc so by you turning the drum, the belt around the drum is moved which is attached to the motor pulley. You basically take the place of the stator. Long story short, you have a bad motor.
Posted on Jun 02, 2012
SOURCE: I have an admiral dryer that has now power when the start button is pushed. The breaker is good. I replaced the door switch, high limit switch and thermostat , still know power.There is know buzzing a
That must be the motor is bad if you have already detirmined the fuse mounted on the heater is ok. Buzzing usually indicates a motor poling out.
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Posted on Sep 05, 2012
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