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How can i make sure that the motor is bad on my le9480xwn0 whirlp

How can i make sure that the motor is bad on my le9480xwn0 dryer? the element is heating up, the drums turns by hand easily. i removed the front panel and drum so i can see the motor. i just want to make sure thats the problem before i get a new one. any suggestions?

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  • C S Sep 28, 2009

    wow that was a fast response!! but, having removed the front panel and the drum to expose the motor(as stated in post), i think that i would have noticed the belt broken belt. anymore suggestions?

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Sounds like a broken belt to me.

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    steve Sep 28, 2009

    If the heating element comes on the motor is turning to allow the centrifugal switch in the motor to send power to the heating element. If the heating element gets power and the motor is not running,the motor is defective.

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I have a may tag performa gas dryer. When I start it, it spins and heats but it spins very slow. I opened the top and checked the belt and it was tight and does not appear to be slipping. Is the motor...


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