Question about Dryers
Timer, start button and door switch all seem to be working correctly but motor acts like it is not getting power. Checked power up to the pluggable drive motor switch and getting 120 v on both big red wires before switch but not after switch, not sure if this means anything or not...
Did you check the push to start button for continuity? i tried pulling up a wire diagram for that model. but every one ull up i cant read what color wiring it is because it to small of a print, but i can see the rest if the components fine. The wire diagram that i pulled up shows a thermo fuse inline with the motor. That is also in line with a belt switch. By any chance, did you see a belt switch down there? Its should be a little switch by the pulley. if so, check that. If you do have a belt switch, make sure your belt isnt broken. which probably isnt because you would of noticed that right of the bat. But yeah, i think i see the fuse your talkin about that is inline with the motor. Hopefully the wire diagram that i keep pulling up is that dryer you have. You said that fuse is reading "OL" on your meter when its set on ohms right? If it is change the it out. If it reads 0.0 ohms, that fuse is good. I like to use the ohms setteting on my meter when checking stuff like that out. But yeah, like i said if your dryer has a belt switch down there check it out also. If your belt is in tact, just unplug the wires to the belt switch and ohm it out, should be 0.0 ohms for good switch. But if your belt is broken(which i dont think its not) you would have to pull the switch up and ohm it. (Like if you had belt tension around pully.) But yeah, check the push to start switch, check that fuse again, and check the belt switch(if its down there by the idler pully) 0.0 homs for good switchs, "OL" for bad for bad ones. I know i typed alot. sorry for this long story. But hope this helps..let me no what happens...
Posted on Jul 30, 2009
Hello at the side of the motor is a part called capacitor it might be white in colour the are 2 wire coming of it this could be the trouble good luck
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Investigate these areas if your dryer is not starting:
Proper Voltage from the House
Your dryer may not be receiving adequate voltage to start. Make sure your dryer is plugged in. Also, check the circuit breaker panel to make sure all the circuit breakers are in the correct positions. Or check to make sure no fuses in the fuse panel are blown. Try plugging something else into the same outlet. If it won't work either, then there is likely something wrong with the power outlet. Any of these could be the reason power is not getting to your dryer. Also, refrain from using an extension cord to plug your dryer in.
If your dryer's door switch is defective, it will not
allow your dryer to start. Test your dryer's door switch. If it is
defective, replace it.
A dryer cannot start if its start switch is
defective. Test your dryer's start switch. If it is defective, you will
have to replace it for your dryer to start again.
A thermal fuse is a heat-sensitive fuse attached to
your dryer's exhaust duct (in most models) that is designed to blow if
the dryer overheats. A blown fuse would cause your dryer to not heat, or
to not work at all. Open up your dryer's cabinet and locate its thermal
fuse. Test the component. If it has blown, replace it.
A defective dryer thermostat could be what is
preventing your dryer from starting. Open up your dryer's cabinet. Test
each of your dryer's thermostats. Replace any that have become
Your dryer's timer will not function properly if its
motor is malfunctioning. Open up your dryer's cabinet and locate its
motor. Test the component. If it is not functioning as it should,
replace either the motor itself, or the entire timer assembly.
A burned out motor could be what is keeping your
dryer from starting. Test your dryer's motor and if it is defective,
replace it. You will have to open your dryer in order to gain access to
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