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Offline butchn

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New dryer motor wiring help please!
« on: May 07, 2012, 11:21:24 AM »
Hi all!  Me again!

So I thought I had my motor wired correctly per the old one, guess not!

When I press start the motor hums, I move the drum to help kick start it, it spins, then I believe it's the overload relay that kicks in.

Even without the drum tensioned the motor does not spin by itself.
Think I wired it wrong?

Here's the original motor wiring, yep, that I did take a pic of while waiting on the replacement motor:



And here's 2 angles (some were visible in my 1st thread) of the new motor wiring:



Thanks!

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Re: New dryer motor wiring help please!
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2012, 11:47:24 AM »
1) Dryer model number ?
2) did this Dryer work OK for you up until the Motor went bad ?
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Re: New dryer motor wiring help please!
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2012, 12:03:56 PM »
1) Dryer model number ?
2) did this Dryer work OK for you up until the Motor went bad ?
LSG1000, & my 1st thread: http://appliancejunk.com/forums/index.php?topic=9903.msg48646#msg48646

And yes of of course it worked!
Why else would one replace a motor!  ;)

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Re: New dryer motor wiring help please!
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2012, 12:25:43 PM »
You have yellow on the wrong side of the switch.
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Re: New dryer motor wiring help please!
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2012, 12:26:57 PM »
And yes of of course it worked!
Why else would one replace a motor!  ;)
some people buy used / non-working Dryers and were told
(or assumes) the Motor is bad
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Re: New dryer motor wiring help please!
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2012, 12:29:31 PM »
You have yellow on the wrong side of the switch.
In both pictures.
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Re: New dryer motor wiring help please!
« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2012, 12:31:41 PM »
You have yellow on the wrong side of the switch.
Notice where it is on the old motor, & how the old switch has YL stenciled on it, but no connection.
All I did was follow suite when installing the new motor.
And yes of of course it worked!
Why else would one replace a motor!  ;)
some people buy used / non-working Dryers and were told
(or assumes) the Motor is bad
Nah, I've had this washer/dryer since 98 as it came with the condo I bought.

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Re: New dryer motor wiring help please!
« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2012, 12:33:14 PM »
You have yellow on the wrong side of the switch.
In both pictures.
The original pic is how it was originally wired, I did not move it.

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Re: New dryer motor wiring help please!
« Reply #8 on: May 07, 2012, 12:51:52 PM »
By the way...if you look at the picture supplied by AJ in your original post you can see the wiring order.
http://appliancejunk.com/forums/index.php?topic=9903.msg48646#msg48646
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Re: New dryer motor wiring help please!
« Reply #9 on: May 07, 2012, 03:50:58 PM »
It's not the same.  Notice a lack of a purple wire, AJ's pic also shows a doubled up yellow.

Lets focus on my before & after as the before is correct.

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Re: New dryer motor wiring help please!
« Reply #10 on: May 07, 2012, 04:48:04 PM »
I would check the relay as you may be getting poor voltage, that would cause the motor to not start and overheat and quit. Some of those relays could be GENTLY opened and contacts cleaned to TEST not as a permanent fix.

 

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