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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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My dryer squells through the entire cycle.

You will need to replace the dryer belt. To do this follow the instructions below

  • Disconnect the power for your dryer before beginning any work. It can be disconnected from the wall outlet.

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    Open the top of your dryer cabinet and tilt it backward.

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    Use a Phillips head screwdriver remove the top two screws. Put the screws in a safe place.

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    Tilt the front forward and roll the belt around the drum.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Reassemble your dryer by replacing the screws in the top of your dryer.

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    Close the top and slide the dryer back against the wall.

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    Reconnect the power to your dryer by plugging the cord back into the wall outlet.

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    It sounds like the technician is clueless on this one.

    The first thing I would do is to remove the vent hose from the back of the dryer and try to run a cycle. It will heat up the room it's in but you will only need to do this once. If the dryer operates correctly you have a venting problem and need to clean the vent in your wall to make sure there are no obstructions and be careful not to kink the vent hose at all when it is reconnected.

    If this does not fix your problem there is a chance that the motor is overheating and needs to be replaced. If you need further help just let me know.

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    Here's the part numbers for the motor and the substitution version, as the older one might not be available any longer. You can order this from the website for $169.31 and it's in stock. Please verify this is the correct part for your dryer before ordering. Hope that helps! Number: WE17X0032 Substitution: WE17X10010
    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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