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When I turn the start switch, the motor runs but when you let go, it goes off. I replaced the motor but it is doing the same thing. also, is there a way to get pictures of the wiring to the motor to make sure i put them back on correctly.

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  • dalekeenan May 21, 2011

    I checked all the sensors with a multimeter and they all show continuity. what do I do next?

  • dalekeenan May 21, 2011

    thank you for sending me the diagram. However, it is so blurry that I cannot read it, not even with a magnifying glass. Is it possible you could get a better image and resend it,

  • dalekeenan May 22, 2011

    Unfortunately, I don't have the knowledge to understand the wiring diagram. Is there anywhere on the internet I could find pictures of the wiring to the motor.

    I did find one switch that comes out from the motor. It is screwed to the floor right next the the belt tension idler. It does not show continuity. do you think it could be the problem. I think it may be an overload switch. I was thinking about by passing it temporarily to see what happens.

  • dalekeenan May 22, 2011

    this was actually a a belt tension switch. It's purpose is to cut the power if the belt breaks. the price on this thing is about $70.00. I'm thinking about leaving it off. What do you think?

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Hi
This issue is due to faulty thermal fuse that is located inside the rear panel to the exhaust duct that is bad and should be replaced. If you want you can test this fuse for continuity and if bad replace it as it cannot be reset. If the fuse is fine then check the thermal cut off and replace if necessary. Please check these videos for details---










Hope this helps...please post back for further assistance.
Daniel

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    Daniel Scott May 21, 2011

    Then it could be a wiring issue, please check the wiring diagram belo--







    Let me know if you need more information.

    Daniel

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    Daniel Scott May 21, 2011

    You have to click on the diagram and not use your magnifying glass :) you can also click on this link for the diagram

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    Daniel Scott May 22, 2011

    Yes you are right that is the overload switch you can try to bypass it. If the issue returns then it is the motor...if its solved then replace the switch

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    Daniel Scott May 23, 2011

    Alright

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