Question about Dryers
Many times, a simple three speed fan motor has one wire for each speed - and a "common" wire, for a total of 4 wires. The common wire is connected to one of the wires of the 2 conductor cord that plugs into the wall outlet. Each of the other three wires from the motor is connected to a separate terminal of a a four position switch (Off, Low, Medium and High speed).
The other wire from the 2 conductor cord goes to the "shunt terminal" (or common terminal) of the switch. The switch directs the power to flow from the shunt terminal to either the off position or the low, medium or high speed terminals - which power the fan motor to run at the associated speed.
What you have done was connect the wire that came off to another wire. This means that the power from the 2 conductor cord is permanently connected to one of the speed terminals - and wires of the motor. You need to unplug the fan and remove the wire that you connected. Locate the shunt terminal of the switch - it should be the one without a wire on it. Reassemble and try again.
Be careful doing this work - I hope this helped!
Posted on Aug 25, 2010
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.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Nov 16, 2016 | Duracraft Dryers
May 30, 2016 | Duracraft DS-1600 Fan
Sep 10, 2015 | Duracraft Dryers
Dec 14, 2014 | Magic Chef Dual Zone Wine and Beverage...
Jun 15, 2011 | 1992 Toyota Pickup
Sep 06, 2010 | Duracraft DB101 Floor / Box Fan
Feb 07, 2010 | Coleman Heating & Cooling
Sep 02, 2009 | Toshiba Satellite M35X-S311 Notebook
May 01, 2009 | Duracraft DFT-218W Table Fan
138 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!