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I replaced the heat element on my DE 701, and moved the drum so I could access the element. In the process, I unintentionally disconnected the wires leading to the motor. Is it possible to tell me the order the four different wire colors go to connect to the motor. The wire colors are red, white, blue and green.

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There should be colored dots on the motor start switch next to each lead. If there isn't, I'll pull the rear cover of my 1961 DE 701 and give you a definite answer.

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They're marked on most motors where and what term are what color if not most machines have a schematic diagram pasted on machine

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1 Unplug the power cord from the electrical socket.
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3 Push the idler pulley away from the belt to loosen the belt tension. Remove the screws on the panel behind the dryer drum. Remove the panel.
4 Remove the four screws located on the underside of the top panel. Lift the top panel off of the cabinet.
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My inglis model 43 00SQ is not heating properly. after it was moved, it now requires 3 or 4 cycles to dry a load of clothes.

There's a possibility that one leg of the 220v to the heating elements shook loose. Even a good manufacture can miss a properly tighten wire. It happens more that you realize. The other possiblity is that the rough treatment during the move could have caused a break in one of the heatiing elements. If you have voltmeter or have access to one, pull off the back panel that gives you access to the wiring, make sure the dryer is unplugged, and disconnect one of the leads to the elements. Now set your volt meter to the ohms position, kinda looks like a horeshoe, put one lead of the voltmeter to the detached wire and the other one to the wire that is still connnected. If the element is good it should show how many ohms or resistance the element has. It will show an amount, for this purpose it's unimportant, that means the element is good. If the reading is "0" that means the element is broken and neads to be replaced. Repeat with the other element.
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