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I installed a new GE WE17x10010 dryer motor replacing the older WE17x32 but I don't know the correct order to reconnect the color coded wires There are 5 wires: purple,black,yellow/blackstripe,brown,violet they go to the centrifugal switch with 9 male blades numbered 1 thru 9. Are you able to tell me the proper location for these 5 wires? Many Many thanks!

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I think the only place you will get this info is from GE -- and good luck with that.

Posted on Apr 29, 2009

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Hi I believe the wiring description is correct....

The correct positioning is black-1, red-2, yellow-4, blue-5, brown-6. When you hook the 5 wires up to the terminal block this way it works.



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Posted on Apr 28, 2011

Macmarkus
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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)

macmarkus_618.jpg

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.

Regards,

Macmarkus :)

Posted on May 14, 2011

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