Author Topic: Whirlpool Dryer (No Motor Start, but power thru all switches and limits  (Read 5393 times)

Offline boldriter

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Wife ran a moderate load yesterday, dried okay end of cycle buzzer called, emptied dryer. Filled dryer next load, set timer and heat pushed start nothing. I used my multimeter, checked main power, then checked internal fuses, limits all have continuity, start switch has the right cont. and works, door switch functions. I haven't torn the top off yet, but...I'm assuming that the start/run relay system for the motor is built into the motor or its connector. I show no amp draw at all on any of the motor legs when trying to start.
Is it the motor itself?

Model LEQ9508PW1

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Did you do your checks for continuity on each component with the wires off and the power off?
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Yes, I'm a retired Ref.-HVAC Tech, That's why this is so frustrating...the wife is standing behind me tapping her foot...LOL

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I thought it was the heater/internal-bias t-stat...but it has 4.8 Ohms as required. checking just continuity i didn't get the right reading, but that's good.

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Click on the photo below to enlarge. Note this is the same motor that I used to do my motor revival tip on FixYa which I might add ain't been rated as yet. It too is pretty dang new:
 
 HELP MY DRYER IS GROWLIN AT ME

This one is literally hot off the grill. LOL I just now tested this motor and it checked good:
« Last Edit: December 21, 2010, 06:47:42 PM by JWWebster »
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My motor doesn't growl. It does nothing. I guess I gotta call a "Service Tech", I'm stumped, I've got the machine apart, drum out etc. maybe that will save me a tiny bit on labor cost.

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The hardest part about swappin the motor is gettin the blower off. It is reverse threaded. Their ain't no wiring. You can swap that dude out yourself easily.
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So you for sure think that it's the motor?

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Have you tried the test in the photo I posted?
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The motor is the least likely suspect.  If it's not the thermal fuse or the door switch then it's probably the timer.  Both the hot and neutral to the motor pass through the timer.

 

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