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Testing dryer motor

I think my dryer motor is going out but I would like to test it for before I purchase a new motor. How can I test my motor to see if it is the problem?

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    Gary Davd May 11, 2010

    do you have a meter??



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Hi there!

Very often you don't need a whole new motor. The parts that wear are called brushes, and are made of solid graphite.
These supply the power to the rotating part of the motor.

If the motor sticks or sparks, then these are probably what is needed.
If it buzzes a lot or has very little power, it is more likely to be the run capacitor.

Have a look at this site for detailed pictures of the parts, and replacement costs (from them) It may be better to shop around or enquire locally for replacements.

Repairs should only be undertaken by competent persons or those trained in repair procedures to avoid injury.

Posted on Jun 22, 2008


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