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Whirlpool electric dryer. Disconnected heating

Whirlpool electric dryer. Disconnected heating element to isolate the motor circuit. When start button is pushed, a loud vibrating noise and an excessive amount of heat comes from the motor. Bad motor?

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Bad capacitor. Replace it.

Posted on Sep 29, 2009

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    Craig Butler Sep 30, 2009

    One thumbs up? I told you where the problem is and saved you 100.00 service call, if not more.

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