Question about Kenmore 63942 Dryer
Kenmore Gas Dryer 70956990 -- The dryer tries to kick on but just hums then kicks off thern about a minute later its tries to kick on again - door switch Ok - The motor seems to be free and the drum moves OK (all with the belts attached and connected - moved with the blower wheel
It is definitely not a belt issue; otherwise no humming noise is heard from the motor since a switch which is wired in series with the motor circuit is being activated by the belt by means of a lever. The motor never runs without the belt on. The issue is rather with the motor being the rotor locked when the motor is turned on. The may seem free when not turned on. It can be verified by opening the dryer door then activating the door switch manually. Push and hold the door switch and start the dryer then turn the drum manually while still holding on the door switch. It is indeed a locked rotor issue if the drum does not turn freely and the motor (part number 279787) needs to be replaced. Otherwise, check the belt for slippage especially when the blower wheel turns but not the drum.
The cyclic attempt of the motor to kick in is normal indicating that the relay on the electronic dryness control is working.
Posted on Jun 01, 2010
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