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The centrifugal switch on the dryer motor is broken according to a repairman. He recommends getting a new dryer. How hard would it be to fix? Gerry

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Kenmore dryer motors are very easy to change out,

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check ur power source and make sure ur getting a full 220 and not just 110 as if ur only getting half the current then u will have enough power to run the machine which only takes 110 but not enough to run the heating as that takes a full 220

OR you may have a broken centrifugal switch in the motor because this switch activates the motor and the heater as well. supposed to be if the motor does not run , the heater should not heat in order not to create fire but you said that even the motor is not running, the heater is still heating, then there could be a problem with the motor centrifugal switch that is connected to this interlock switch that should trigger the heater.

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I have miele gas dryer t9820 is not rotating inside although it make a sound...


The problem is likely with the centrifugal switch on the dryer motor. This switch connects the start winding of the motor which provides additional torque at startup. Once the dryer is up to speed, the switch disconnects the start winding. If it malfunctions, the dryer will not turn and the motor will hum. By spinning the drum, you are providing enough torque for the start winding to be able to take over and bring the dryer up to speed.

You may be able to correct this by simply lubricating the centrifugal switch which may be sticking. I am not sure if the centrifugal switch is replacable, or if a new motor is necessary if lubricating does not solve your problem

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Our DLG0452W dryer will not start occasionally, I then open the door and push in the door switch and rotate the drum and quickly close the door and 1 out 4 times it will keep running. Next time it may be...


The problem is with the centrifugal switch on the dryer motor. This switch connects the start winding of the motor which provides additional torque at startup. Once the dryer is up to speed, the switch disconnects the start winding. If it malfunctions, the dryer will not turn and the motor will hum. By spinning the drum, you are providing enough torque for the start winding to be able to take over and bring the dryer up to speed.

You may be able to correct this by simply lubricating the centrifugal switch which may be sticking. I am not sure if the centrifugal switch is replacable, or if a new motor is necessary if lubricating does not solve your problem.

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The dryer runs without the start switch being used.


Good day,
The dryer start switch, starts the motor by bypassing the centrifugal
switch built into the motor. Once the motor is running, releasing the switch doesn't matter because the motor gets it's power directly from the timer to the motor thru the centrifugal switch.

Either the switch on the consul has welded the contacts, or the centrifugal switch in the motor has done the same.

To test, unplug, and access the start switch. remove one of the wires from the switch, tape it to prevent shorting, and try the dryer. If it fails to start, then it is the switch.
If it still does the same thing as before, it is the centrifugal switch in the motor.

Dec 22, 2009 | GE Dryers

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Roper dryer won't start


Since you did not post a model number it is difficult to determine what features your dryer has. However, here are some of the most common causes of a dryer that will not start:

1. Blown Thermal Fuse. Located on the blower fan assembly and is a white plastic looking component with two wires on it. A measurement across the fuse should read a short (0 ohms) if good. Make sure all measurements are taken with the dryer unplugged and the wires disconnected from the fuse.

2. Broken dryer belt. Some dryers are equipped with a broken belt switch that will shut the dryer off in the event of a broken belt. This prevents the belt from wrapping around the drive motor shaft. You will need to open the dryer and do a visual check to determine if the belt is still in one piece around the drum.

3. Broken door latch. You can usually tell if the latch is working properly by leaving the door open and toggling it with your hand. If the drum light shuts off when depressed, more than likely you don't have a door latch problem.

4. Bad centrifugal switch on the drive motor. The drive motor has a centrifugal switch that engages when the motor begins to spin. Some dryer motors have a separate centrifugal switch that can be replaced, while others have an internal switch which requires the entire replacement of the drive motor.

5. Bad drive motor. Commonly caused by failure of the internal centrifugal switch or bad motor windings. I have found the main connector plug on the motor loose at times causing the dryer to fail too.

6. Bad start switch on the control panel.

7. Bad control board on the control panel (if equipped). Not all dryers have a control board. Some only use a simple start switch.

I hope I've given you enough items to think about. If you have questions, or require additional assistance, please post back with your model number so that I may be able to provide you with better assistance. I hope this helps.

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When using the "Push to Start" button, once you let go, the dryer stops.


One of two things will fix it. The motor Centrifugal switch mounted to the motor...or the motor itself which comes with a new switch inside. Some models or manufacturers will not sell switch separately.

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Dryer won't start when press button. If you hold it, it runs.


sound like your even heat board has gone out / send me the complete model number from the panel inside the door and i will see if i can help out / larryyb

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There's only a couple of things that will cause the problem you just described. A broken dryer belt, or a defective drive motor. However, most drive motors are equipped with a centrifugal switch that closes when the motor turns. Without this switch closed, the heating circuits would not energize. So...I would recommend you check to see if your dryer belt has broken. If you can post back with comments on BRAND name and MODEL number (located along the inside of the door opening somewhere, or on the back of the console) I can give you advice on how to repair this yourself. Let me know. I hope this helps you.

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Motor centrifugal switch bad


You cant get the switch seperate for that motor, you have to get a whole new motor.

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When you turn your start switch it gives temporary power to the motor and then centrifugal switch in the motor kicks in and gives power to the motor until the timer stops it or the door is opened.Your motor centrifugal switch could be bad due to poor contact or heavy linting in and around the motor.Vacuum inside the dryer specially around the motor. If it doesn't fix it you have to buy a new motor, centrifugal switch cannot be bought separately.

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