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Re: lg dryer wont tumble
« Reply #10 on: August 28, 2011, 04:33:10 PM »
That is the cent switch. That centrifugal switch sends power to the heater circuit only after the motor is going wide open.


If the dryer vent is blocked a resettable safety is placed there. The bi-metal inside trips if the temp exceeds 300f or thereabouts.
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Re: lg dryer wont tumble
« Reply #11 on: August 28, 2011, 05:27:09 PM »
You have a bad motor.  Change the motor.  The part number is 4681EL1008A.

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Re: lg dryer wont tumble
« Reply #12 on: August 29, 2011, 10:53:01 AM »
Wild, just wondering does that dryer have a resetable thermal limit on it? Thanks in advance
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Re: lg dryer wont tumble
« Reply #13 on: August 29, 2011, 11:57:07 AM »
Yes it does but it is in series with the ignitor and burner valve.  The resettable version is only on the gas dryer and not on the electric version.  Both high limit switches are in series with the heating part of the dryer and has no affects of the motor operation.

What this person has is a broken spring on the centrifugal switch inside the rotor.  The centrifugal switch won't seat back down to the start position and that's why the motor smells like it's burning because it's trying to start in the run position.  It's a different setup from the standard Whirlpool dryers.
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Re: lg dryer wont tumble
« Reply #14 on: August 29, 2011, 01:12:25 PM »
I have came across a sticky or hung cent switch before. What I did was clean up the motor and then I added a little zoom oil to the sliding part and worked it by hand til it got loose. Of course if the springs are gone and the switch has disintegrated (I have come across that also) nothing can be done but if they are still there you can work the cent switch free and maybe get a few more miles out of it
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Re: lg dryer wont tumble
« Reply #15 on: August 29, 2011, 03:41:34 PM »
Actually, it's the tabs that the spring hold onto that's broken as it is shown in the picture above.  Spring is probably lost in the mess inside the dryer.
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Re: lg dryer wont tumble
« Reply #16 on: August 29, 2011, 04:39:04 PM »
Yes I see the broken part now thanks.
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Re: lg dryer wont tumble
« Reply #17 on: September 03, 2011, 12:22:19 PM »
Hello! Well I got the motor and I'm going to attempt to replace it today. I'm frkn watching the video first for belt and drum removal. I'm hoping it goes easy. Should I move it to a bigger workspace, unless I hear different I'm just going to attempt at its location.
Off topic but kudos to this site for my maytag fridge, my son's obsession with crushed ice wore out the ice dispenser flap. I replaced it with help from this site after my three failed attempts and getting shocked twice. No worries the dryer will be completely unplugged and disconnected from gas.

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Re: lg dryer wont tumble
« Reply #18 on: September 03, 2011, 02:00:24 PM »
Take some pix as you remove stuff to refer back to later if need be. Post some pictures of your repair so that everyone will see how it is done. If you get in a jam post a picture of it. One of us will know the trick.
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Re: lg dryer wont tumble
« Reply #19 on: September 03, 2011, 02:27:21 PM »
Well I have photos and I found the spring! $118 for a broken spring? Is that just wear and tear or symptom of other problems? Anyway, I'm stuck as I'm either doing it wrong or am just not strong enough to remove the stupid bolt from the blower housing. I'm trying to hold the fan blades still so it won't spin but I fear of breaking yet another part. Is it just a torque issue for me or is there an easier way. Want to hopefully have it working before husband comes home so I can say I did it all by myself!

 

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