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Installing a dryer motor. Ge we17x10010

I'm replacing a GE 17x32 with a Ge 17x10010m but I don't know the connection sequence. to the centrifugal switch. help is much needed and deeply appreciated!

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    ge dryer model # DDE7500GALAD old dryer motor Form t new motor form V old switch 2= violet / pink wire ,4= yellow ,5 = light blue, 6 = brown,3= no wire, 1= thick black new switch has terminal 1 , 3 , 5, 6 black wire from motor , 7 orange ,8 light blue , grnd how do i wire this



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Hello, Welcome to FixYa.

I've attached an image of how the kill switch/belt switch should be connected to the motor in regards to GE dryers.

Contacts 1 & 2 are for heating and close after the motor starts.
Contacts 4 & 5 (& 6) are for the start-run windings and open to run through a centrifugal switch in the motor...this is when the run windings and heating contacts close.
The kill switch should be connected to #5 on the motor and the other side of the switch typically (depending on pcb or mechanical timer) goes to the timer.

example, (let me know if it's too small)


Hope that helps you move forward to getting the motor wired correctly. I realize many times the replacement motors come with alternate wiring, however through determining which contacts are open or closed in the "run" state should verify where the wires go even if the switch is numbered differently.

Let me know how you make out and I'll see what I can do to help in whatever manner I can.


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Motor asm Number: WE17X0032 Substitution: WE17X10010 $169.31 In stock Quantity Add To Cart Manufacturer authorized substitution: WE17X10010 may differ in appearance, but is a functional equivalent to prior parts including WE17X0032. Manufacturer authorized substitution: WE17X10010 may differ in appearance, but is a functional equivalent to prior parts including WE17X0032.

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