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My whirlpool dryermodel#lew0050pq2 when turned on the drum rotates but blower does not engage ,i looked at the capacitor and it looked like it was oozing ,the motor moves slightly, is this aproblem with the capacitor or do i need anew motor drive

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If it is oozing yeppersmy whirlpool dryermodel#lew0050pq2 when turned - 80e8d55.jpg

Posted on Aug 20, 2010

  • Dan Webster
    Dan Webster Aug 20, 2010

    These newer caps ain't got PCBs in em. They don't hold up well as the older one did. My opinion till I find out better. LOL

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Three possibles here:

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2) Something is stuck (probably in the blower wheel) not allowing the motor to start up. If as you attempted to rotate the drum in #1 above it did not turn at all, this and #3 below are possible.

You'll need to disassemble the unit to get to the blower wheel and verify it's clear.

3) Motor is bad (common with older well used dryers) and needs to be replaced. This may also cause the drum to be locked as above.

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