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I cant find the right conections diagram for the three wires from the motor to the centrifugal switch on a Maytag DG 590 Dryer can some one help me to find out this?

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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.

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I have a GE Electric Dryer model DPVH880EJMV. It stopped working and displays error code E12 - "Motor is not rotating or centrifugal switch is bad". Anyone run into this issue before or have a fix?


Jeff,
If your centrifugal switch is bad, more than likely you are going to need a new motor because those are built into the motor. The only other thing to check is to find out if you are actually getting power down to the motor. If you are, then motor problem, if not, then something else is bad that is not letting the current get to the motor. If you can find your wiring diagram, you should be able to find which wires deliver the current to the motor and you can back track to see where you lose the current. Hope this helps!

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Amana dryer ned4600yq the dryer starts when the start button is pressed but doesn't stay on once the start button is released.


From what you describe, it could be several different problems. Rarely is it the push to start switch. The most likely scenario is that the centrifugal switch on the motor is not working correctly. The other scenario would be the timer. There should be a schematic located somewhere inside the control console. Look for the wires that go to the motor's centrifugal switch and the start button. Jumper the centrifugal switch on the motor so that the dryer thinks the motor is turning all the time. Then, test it by powering it on and pushing the start button. If the motor keeps running, then it's the centrifugal switch, if it shuts off, then it's most likely the timer.

Good luck!

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Maytag performa dryer wont start - probably thermal fuse right? checked door, breaker, plug, ect.. When puch in the botton to start i can hear a low humming so im sure the motor is working


The problem is likely with the centrifugal switch on the dryer motor. This switch connects the start winding of the motor which provides additional torque at startup. Once the dryer is up to speed, the switch disconnects the start winding. If it malfunctions, the dryer will not turn and the motor will hum. By spinning the drum, you are providing enough torque for the start winding to be able to take over and bring the dryer up to speed.

You may be able to solve this if you can lubricate the centrifugal switch with a spray lubricant. If not, you may have to replace the motor. I do not know if the centrifugal switch assembly can be replaced.

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Maytag Dryer won't start withouth me turning the drum.


Good day. Ugly problem.
My first choice would have been the motor, but.......
Here is the process, it might help you.
The power to the motor goes first to and thru the door switch. It then returns to the timer.
When the timer is turned to any running position, power leaves the timer where it is split into 2 leads.

One of the power leads goes directly to the centrifugal switch Which is the switch on the motor with all the wires. If you spin the drum, you also spin the motor, and if spun fast enough will close the contacts on the cetrifugal switch, thus sending power to the motor, allowing it to run. I guess you have done that.

The second lead out of the timer goes to the push to start switch, it then leaves and goes to the centrifugal switch but on the power side, so it is directly connected to the main winding in the motor.
That is why when you press the press to start switch, the motor runs, and if held in it will continue to run.
In fact, at this point, the motor had 2 sources of power, either of which can run the motor.
Thus releasing the push to start switch doesn't matter, since it runs off the other source.

Possibilities.
The centrifugal switch is not wired right. Please recheck. (or the motor was bad out of the box. Happens).
The push to start switch is bad, and needs replaced.
Or, the wiring going to or leaving the push to start switch has broken or making a bad connection.
Lastley, I said the power comes out of the timer and splits into 2 circuits. Not always true, in some models the timer sends 2 seperate wires out carrying the power, with the possibility the timer could be bad.

Hope this helps.
and thank for using FixYa

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The dryer runs without the start switch being used.


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.
If it still does the same thing as before, it is the centrifugal switch in the motor.

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First check the dryer push button on switch; next, meter the start relay and, the centrifugal switch on the front of the motor (this switches the start motor winding on; then off as the run winding takes over

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Starts with asistance then shuts off.


A centrifugal switch selects the start winding, but the run winding is always selected, according to the wiring diagram.

So, it could be a bad centrifugal switch, or a bad motor. You can test the motor by measuring the resistance between the blue and white-orange wires (the run winding), and between the blue and violet wire (the start winding). Both values should be under 4 ohms.

To continue running, the motor run winding must be OK, the door switch must be closed, the belt switch must be closed, and the thermal fuse must be OK.

All this assumes the electronic controller is OK, but this is the stuff a handy homeowner can check before calling in the big Sears guns.

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Step 1: Remove the back access panel. Then reach behind the drum, motor pulley, and idler arm pulley. If these areas are clogged with dirt and lint, undue strain on the motor may be causing the humming noise. Worn or broken belts can also cause a humming noise. Check the belts for wear and damage. If the belts look all right, you may be able to stop the noise by spraying them with fan belt dressing, available at automotive and hardware stores and home centers.
Step 2: Turn the dryer on. The noise you hear may be the whirl of the spinning drum, not the motor. Some noise is normal.
Step 3: Force a little 20-weight nondetergent motor oil (not all-purpose oil) around the ends of the motor shaft. This lubrication may stop the humming noise. If this doesn't solve the problem, remove the motor and take it to a professional service person.The centrifugal switch on the dryer motor may be located on top of the motor. Humming, no motor power, and no heat can be caused by a faulty centrifugal switch. If the switch is externally mounted, check the terminals of the switch to make sure they are tight and not burned. If you spot trouble, remove the switch and take it to a professional service person for testing. A faulty switch will probably have to be replaced. Some centrifugal switches are located inside the motor housing; you won't be able to remove the switch in this case. Remove the entire motor and take it to a professional for repairs.
If the motor hums, but won't run the pulley on the end of the motor shaft, try turning the pulley by hand.Caution: Before turning the pulley, make sure the power to the dryer is turned off.

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drcool is right, we need to know what type of dryer, but is sounds like the centrifugal safty switch is bad and that is why it was not reamining running after you release the start button. Some dryers it is seperate from the motor, others it is in the motor, that is where I would start testing and see if that switch is bad. You really will need a wiring diagram to truly trouble shoot it, and most dryers have them somewhere inside the covers.

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You cant get the switch seperate for that motor, you have to get a whole new motor.

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