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Dryer motor will not start

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...

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  • johnny_sizem Jul 29, 2009

    Whirlpool Model# LER7648KQ0, I also found a thermal cutout fuse that Im not getting any continuity through (light blue wire)

  • johnny_sizem Jul 29, 2009

    Whirlpool Model# LER7648KQ0, I also found a thermal cutout fuse inline of a light blue wire going to the motor that is not reading any continuity. Not sure if this helps.

  • johnny_sizem Jul 29, 2009

    Whirlpool Model# LER7648KQ0, I also found a thermal cutout fuse inline of a light blue wire going to the motor that is not reading any continuity. Not sure if this helps.

  • Mike Smith
    Mike Smith May 11, 2010

    brand and model number necessary to help

  • Cool Blue Services
    Cool Blue Services May 11, 2010

    Need more info: Your Make and Model number should always be included with your issue, especially if it is a electrically related issue.

  • leanos325 May 11, 2010

    what is the model number of the dryer? What brand is it?



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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...

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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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