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Dryer Repair / Re: Kitchen Aid electric dryer wont start when warm
« Last post by Thorning on Today at 12:38:58 PM »
I dont have clear access to the motor right now but I am pretty sure it is welded frame. Also I have noted that some dryers have a 1/4 HP motor and some have a larger 1/3 HP. Wish I could find one of the 1/3 HP versions to try in this unit. I have a couple of old 1/4 HP motors in my shop. One of them is for a blower wheel that slips on the shaft which has D shape at the end of the  motor shaft and is retained with a snap ring. The other is for a blower wheel that is threaded on to the motor shaft (with LH threads). Both of them were changed out due to this same problem.
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Dryer Repair / Re: Kitchen Aid electric dryer wont start when warm
« Last post by fairbank56 on Today at 12:20:01 PM »

  I misunderstood what you were saying. Thought you said that when the door was opened, the motor buzzed and tripped the overload but obviously, that occurs after you close the door again and try to start it. Check the motor label. Might be one of those made in China motors? Is the motor frame welded together or bolted?

Eric
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Dryer Repair / Re: Kitchen Aid electric dryer wont start when warm
« Last post by Thorning on Today at 12:11:00 PM »
I will take another look at those contacts and see if there is a problem with them. Kind of strange that the motor will start the drum when all is cold but will not start it when all is warmed up ?
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Dryer Repair / Re: Kitchen Aid electric dryer wont start when warm
« Last post by domain on Today at 11:28:57 AM »
Cent switch can look and actuate finr, but that's only half the battle. The internal contacts can cause this.
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Dryer Repair / Re: Kitchen Aid electric dryer wont start when warm
« Last post by Thorning on Today at 11:04:50 AM »
The dryer operates as normal except when it is warm . It just does not have enough power  when everything is warmed up to start the drum turning. No problem with the centrifugal switch that I can see .I was able to move the switch easily when I had the drum out for cleaning and had access to the motor.  A few months ago I had the same type of problem with another brand of electric dryer and replaced the motor. It appears that these motors have adequate power when they are fairly new but degrade as they get older.  I was looking at an idea of adding a capacitor to the start circuit but dont know how to do it. I know A/C motor/compressors almost all use a capacitor to help start the compressors so I thought it might be an easy fix for this type of dryer problem.
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Range, Oven & Cooktop Repair / Re: LG self cleaning self-destruct feature
« Last post by tgoods on Today at 12:07:41 AM »
The thermostat pictured is resettable. It will reset at 0C or 32F.  Throw it in the freezer for a few minutes.
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Chit Chat / Re: Just joined!
« Last post by Larry the applia on March 26, 2015, 09:08:33 PM »
Welcome to forum. So is that the service company name? Do you work on Viking appliances?
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Washer Repair / Re: Whirlpool VMW Coin-op, Pump Runs Constantly
« Last post by domain on March 26, 2015, 08:28:40 PM »
OF COURSE a new pcb will fix it. you took the error codes out with the old one. YOU can NOT only have cold water running. It will throw an error for long fill if hot water is needed. :tickedoff: :tickedoff:
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Dryer Repair / Re: Kitchen Aid electric dryer wont start when warm
« Last post by fairbank56 on March 26, 2015, 08:28:01 PM »

  Sounds like there is a ground leak in the motor. Opening the door completely removes neutral from the circuit so the motor should stop instantly. If it continues to draw current and trips the overload, there must be a ground leak.

Eric
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Refrigerator & Freezer Repair / Re: whirlpool m#106.74204400 ref area freezing
« Last post by domain on March 26, 2015, 08:21:43 PM »
whirlpool has two types.

8k ohms @32 degrees f

30k ohms @32 degrees f
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