Question about GE Dryers
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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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
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.
Posted on May 14, 2011
Tips for a great answer:
Disconnect the power for your dryer before beginning any work. It can be disconnected from the wall outlet.
Open the top of your dryer cabinet and tilt it backward.
Use a Phillips head screwdriver remove the top two screws. Put the screws in a safe place.
Tilt the front forward and roll the belt around the drum.
Remove the old belt by lifting the drum slightly in order to give way to the front supports. You may have to open the dryer door to help the belt fall to the bottom of the basket.
Position the new belt by aligning it in the correct position before beginning to thread it through the motor pulley and idler. It will take someone with strong fingers and skinny arms to be able to get past the drum in the front. The dryer belt in a General Electric dryer has to be threaded looking in from the back.
Reassemble your dryer by replacing the screws in the top of your dryer.
Close the top and slide the dryer back against the wall.
Reconnect the power to your dryer by plugging the cord back into the wall outlet.
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