Question about Dryers

1 Answer

Dryer will no longer run or heat

Dryer will run only when Push to Start switch is pressed and held down - dryer stops as soon as pressure on switch button is removed
Dryer won't heat - it dried a load of towels last night but is kaput today Circuit Breakers are OK (resetting breakers did no good)

Posted by on

  • randallwilde Jun 03, 2010

    To: FixAllPhil
    Model No. 68932790
    Serial No. MG48044095
    I will remove motor and look for replacement or repair
    Many Thanks, Randy

×

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Master
  • 949 Answers

Hi,

The symptoms you are having are consistent with a bad centrifugal switch in the motor.

When the motor reaches full speed (about 1/2 second after pushing the button) a switch inside the motor is tripped to hold the motor on and send power to the heat circuit. If this switch is bad the motor will not stay on with the button up and the heat will not come on. To fix this the motor has to be replaced.

A typical motor repair on a dryer runs about $275.00, If you can send me the model number from the tag just inside the door I can give you a better idea of cost.

Posted on Jun 03, 2010

  • Philip Jun 03, 2010

    Hi Randy,

    The motor is part number 3395654.

    Phil


×

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

2 Answers

GE dryer starts but..... stops


What you describe is either a failed evenheat board or a failed motor relay.
Please post the complete model number from the machine and I can help you narrow it down. There should be a wiring diagram inside the console with voltage checks also.
Thanks/Mike

Nov 25, 2007 | Kenmore 63932 Electric Dryer

1 Answer

Dryer stopped heating, still tumbles, also the push to start switch has to be held down now for it to work at all. checked voltage (good) checked cotinuity of all parts and all were good except the...


Hi,

There can be many reasons why your dryer will not start or turn...

The most common causes are the belt breaking or jumping off, or the motor goingbad...

Here are a couple of tips that I wrote will help you to figure out why yourdryer will not run...

Dryer Repair - The Dryer is not Turning

Dryer Repair - The dryer will not start


heatman101

Feb 09, 2011 | Kenmore 63942 Dryer

1 Answer

Kenmore Elite electric dryer model # 110.64994300\r\n I'm pretty sure I need to replace the push to start switch because it starts when I push it but stops when I take my finger off of it. So I held it...


I don't believe replacing the switch is going to fix the problem. provided the power cord is wired correctly you have a control board issue. Their is a small micro computer in the the console that will cause your exact concern start while holding the button the stops, and no heat.

Sep 22, 2010 | Kenmore Dryers

1 Answer

Whirlpool Super Capacity Dryer Front Loader 7kg : Drum does not want to tumble after push-button start. I opened the door and held the door switch in position as if door was closed. Then turn the drum into...


Normal 0 MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman";} Hi,
The motor is going bad...
There can be many reasons why your dryer will not start or turn...

The most common causes are the belt breaking or jumping off, or the motor going bad...

Here are a couple of tips that I wrote will help you to figure out why your dryer will not run...

Dryer Repair - The Dryer is not Turning

Dryer Repair - The dryer will not start


heatman101

Aug 24, 2010 | Whirlpool Dryers

1 Answer

Dryer won't run when push button it will run for awhile then stop. push button again it will not run humming sound replace starter switch did not help


you have a bad motor,that's what is humming,it's heating up and cutting out,when it cools down it will start again but soon that will stop also

Jan 23, 2010 | Kenmore Dryers

2 Answers

Whirlpool 110 electric dryer will not keep running


When you press the start button you complete a circuit bringing the juice into your dryer to run the motor the igniter or heating elements and what ever else goes whee when your dryer is drying. So if you press the button to complete the circuit then when you let go of the button it would stand to reason that it break that flow and shut it all down. However in a dryer there is something of a centrifugal switch that kicks in and keeps that circuit open and flowing with juice once the drum begins to turn and you let go of the button. That's why in a normal situation if you don't hold the button down long enough the dryer will cut right back off or if you open the door to the dryer to throw something in and close it before it quits turning it will stay running. Sounds like you could add this centrifugal switch to the list of possible culprits in this mystery. O7OUT

Jun 06, 2009 | Whirlpool LER4634J Electric Dryer

1 Answer

Kenmore-110.73952101 start button won't work unless its held down


It sounds like you need a start switch located on the motor To replace this you will need to get the 2 screws off where the harness plugs into the motor MAKE SURE THE POWER IS OFF :) Ask you locat parts placeGood luck:)

May 05, 2009 | Kenmore 73952 Gas Dryer

1 Answer

Dryer will not turn on and stay on.


Hello , bad news here , when you press the start button it sends power to the motor and then a clutch sets in and closes a set of points that then sends power to your element -if the clutch does not engage the motor will not continue to run or send power to the element and that is what is happening to your dryer.
not an easy fix at all , the clutch is bad and its located inside the motor and the entire motor would need replaced to repair this problem. they range from 80-100 dollars and would take about 1-2 hours to change.
let me know if you have any other questions.
Phil

Jan 12, 2009 | Dryers

Not finding what you are looking for?
Dryers Logo

Related Topics:

26 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Dryers Experts

Dan Webster
Dan Webster

Level 3 Expert

8220 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

76164 Answers

Brad Brown

Level 3 Expert

15667 Answers

Are you a Dryer Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...