Question about Dryers
Recently, my dryer has stretches where it doesn't start when we turn the Start switch; instead, just hums. Humming sound appears to be coming from 'inside' the dryer, not right at the switch. Have tried cycling from one cycle to another, opening and closing door - nothing. Some time later, we can return to the dryer and try it again - voila! all's working again. Am wondering if I have a dying Start switch? I have the same problem, but I can not find a part on a parts list for a motor capacitor. I have a GE DVL223EA0WW. The motor just hums when turning on the switch.
Might have a dead spot on the armuture or lint in the motor and or the centrifcal switch try taking it apart and cleaning the motor if that doesnt work replace the motor
Posted on Feb 15, 2008
AC induction motors do no have armatures.
Posted on Apr 16, 2008
if it hums when you start it means switch is ok. problem may be the motor capacitor. to check, take off the top and give the drum a push in the normal direction of rotation. if it goes then motor capacitor is faulty - cheap part
Posted on Mar 28, 2007
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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