March 27th, 2011, 09:54 AM
Dryer motor turns very slowly
My dryer won't start and it has a hum when you push the start button. I have taken the drum out and hooked it back up to power, and if I hold the start button down the motor will start to turn slowly and continue to turn slowly, but when I let go of the start button it stops. Any suggestions?
March 27th, 2011, 12:19 PM
Sounds like the motor is bad.
You may want to test the motor with a cheater test cord first to make the timer is sending the proper voltage to it.
A test to see if motor is any good, hook up a test cord to terminals 4 & 5 on the motor, plug into a 120 volt outlet to see if the motor will run. If motor runs NORMAL, the trouble is the timer.
You can buy a test(cheater) cord here:
Test Cord - 110 Volt With Alligator Clips
Here's the motor for your model you can order here if needed:
Manufacturer part number 279827 is RepairClinic item number 2584
Here's the video on how to access/replace that:
Here's the timer for your model you can order here if needed:
Manufacturer part number 8299779 is RepairClinic item number 909730
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