Question about Kenmore 62602 Electric Dryer
Thank you so much for your willingness to help me with this.
My dryer is a Kenmore 66912 Electric, 90 Series. Not the model that my original question was asked under.
I read the link about dryers that you sent me and started getting taking apart the dryer. Since my dryer doesn't run at all I went to that list of suspected components and noted the following:
1. Thermal fuse: Since the drum light does work on my dryer I skipped this.
2. Drum belt: Seems fine upon inspection. I can smoothly rotate the drum manually.
3. Door switch: When I push the switch in the drum light turns off and the timer begins clicking.
4. Start switch: When timer is running and door is shut I push the start button and hear a single click then nothing from anywhere.
5. Timer: Clicks like its working properly.
6. Drive motor: I checked the white connector plug and it was firmly in place. All wires and circuitboards look okay, nothing's fried-looking.
7. A/C Receptacle: Measured 243V between two outer wires and 120V between the other two combinations.
Do you think that the motor is bad? The dryer was working perfect then wouldn't start at all the next time. There were no smells or sounds or anything.
If the motor is bad is it something that is worth trying to do myself?
Make sure you perform all checks with the dryer UNPLUGGED.
Double check the thermal fuse just to be sure. It will be located on the air blower housing and should be a white plastic component with two wires connected to it. It should read a short if good. I could be mistaken, but I believe the drum light will still come on with the thermal fuse blown. If I led you astray in my write up, I do apologize. All dryers are not configured the same.
If the thermal fuse is good, pull the connector from the drive motor and inspect it. I have found where these connectors look like they are tight, but actually aren't, causing the connector and wires to burn. If the connector checks good, you have a couple of options. You could have a defective motor. Take a resistance check across the blue wire and violet wire on the motor. This should be your start winding. Resistance should be between 2.4 to 3.8 ohms. If it reads anything higher than 4 ohms, it's recommended that you replace it. If the motor is okay you may have a defective belt switch and/or centrifugal switch. I'm not sure how your dryer is configured. I will need the COMPLETE model number (located around the door opening) to be sure.
Before I can give you further advice about troubleshooting or replacing parts, I need to be sure of what you find. Please post back and let me know.
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