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I have replaced the motor. I get 120 volts to the motor but it will not start with out spinning the drum why'll turning it on. then it will start"?

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Thats usely sign bad start winding in the motor

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I have kitchenaid dryer, #KEYS677EQ0, no heat. Have replaced heat element, & checked all the thermostats. I have power on the thermostat side of the element, but none on the motor side. Motor or timer


1) Have you checked to makes sure all of the connections for the heating element are correct and plugged in?
2) Have you checked to make sure any and all fuses (if any) are good?
3) Have you cleaned the interior of the dryer?
4) Have you opened the dryer up and turned it on to check to see if the heating coil is heating or not?

If you haven't done these go back and do so.

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I have a front load frigidaire dryer. I literally used it, then my husband moved it to our new house. The lights come on but the dryer will not start?


Is the motor running, but it's not spinning the drum? This means the belt jumped off and the needs to have the tensioner reset. Most of the time you can flip it on it's side and fix this from the bottom. If it's turning, but no heat, then you need to probably replace the heating element from the back. There's lots of How to on YouTube. Is the power going in correct? If you hooked some sort of adaptor to your power plug you maybe trying to get 220-230 volts power out of a 120 supply. Maybe that's why you're getting a small light, but nothing else.

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Dryer does not heat correctly code F31


The thermostat which is a round 2 wire control on the blower box on the back of the dryer controls the heat on all dryers. always shut off power when checking any electrical appliance. Clothes dryers are wired with 2 voltages, The 240 volt supply is for the heating element only, while the 120 volt supply gives power to the timer and motor that spins the drum and powers any lights and switches. If the heating element is coming on, try replacing the thermostat. As always unplug the dryer first.

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no heat and the timer not operating is an incoming power problem,shut off and reset the breaker or check both fuses at the power panel in the house,the element needs 240volts a.c. to heat and the drum motor that turns the clothes is on one side of the 240volts which will be 120 volts a.c. and the timer is on the other 120 volts a.c.,if you lose either phase either the timer or drum motor wont turn and for sure it will not heat up,also check the neutral terminal wire inside the dryer for burning off as it carries all the return current from both phase power wire,if this opens tho it will only heat and no drum or timer operation

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The dryer is plugged in and the circuts seem to work however the dryer is making a humming noise but it will not turn on fully.


what do you mean it won't fully turn on?do you mean the motor won't run because usually when it humms you either have a bad motor or something is jammed and stopped the motor from spinning.try this,open the door,with one hand hold the door switch in and with the other hand spin the drum,have someone else push the start button while you do this,if it starts the motor is bad,if you can't spin the drum something could be stuck in the blower wheel or the belt broke and could of jammed up the motor but it sounds like you have a bad motor.let me know what you find and next time send the brand name and model number.

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My dryer is running, but doesn't have heat.


All electric dryers use 220-240 volts of electricity to run. The elements that make the heat are what actually need the 220 volts, the motor that turns the drum only uses 110. If you have a fused service disconnect box, replace both fuses, as one side is gone. 220/240 is made up of two 110/120 lines coming in, if one fuse, one side, blows, then all that's left is the 110/120 needed to run the drum motor, but no 220/240 to run the heat element. If there is no service disconnect then check the breaker than runs the dryer, flip it off and then back on to see if that makes any difference. Sometimes it will. Then there's the possibility that the hi-limit thermostat on the heat chamber in the machine blew, letting the drum run, but not feeding the coils. If you're not real handy with tools you may want to call a repair tech for this one.

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The dryer does not turn over and makes a buzzing sound like the motor is stuck. Replaced the bad motor which was frozen and it still makes the same sound


open the door and spin the drum,if the drum won't spin you have something stuck in the blower wheel or the belt is getting jammed up somehow.next time send model number.also you can pull the drum and belt and jump out the door switch with a piece of wire and see if the motor runs,if not you have a bad motor,stick the wire into the two outside holes on the door switch harness i believe the middle is the ground,like i said if the motor doesn't run it's most likely bad,you can also check with a meter to see if you're getting 120 volts to the motor to make sure

Jun 12, 2010 | Kenmore Dryers

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Motor/Drum doesn't turn/spin & belt appears to be OK


With the belt off can you spin the motor freely by hand? If no then the bearings are froze and the motor has to be replaced. If yes and the motor will not start when power is applied then the motor needs to be replaced. If it starts without the belt on but not with, then the drum is bound somewhere and has to be freed.
Eric

Jun 11, 2010 | Kenmore Dryers

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Drum is not spinning i have just bought it of a


Are you able to hear the motor kick on when you try to start the dryer? If so, then likely belt has come off. If you can't, then check for 120 volts at each pole of the plug referring to neutral. Then check for 240 volts across both poles. The electric motor is usually 120vac, and the heating elements are 220vac. Since the motor draws so little current, the manufacturers typically just put it on 1 leg or the other.

If you are missing 120vac on either pole, check the breaker for the dryer. Turn it off, then back on. See if dryer works normally now.

If you measure across both poles, and come up with anything other than around 220vac, then double check the breaker, turn it off, and then back on. If still not working, and you don't have 220vac across both poles, then the plug is likely miswired.

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My dryer is drawing 22 amps, the drum is turning fast. I am getting no heat for the clothes. The voltage is 240. I would like to see a manual so I can see if a belt is off or not. Thanks Tony


My guess is that the power socket in the wall for the dryer is incorrectly wired! 22 amps is about right for a functioning dryer, but not just the motor. The drum is turning, so the one belt is intact. First thing to check is the voltages at the socket. There should be 240 volts between the two slanted connections, and 120 volts between the center vertical connection (neutral/ground) and either slanted connection. I'm guessing that the 120 volt motor has 240 volts across it accounting for the fast drum speed. If the socket checks ok, check the wiring of the cord inside the dryer. The center wire of the cord should go to case ground. Hope the motor wasn't damaged.

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