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    Default kenmore HE3 Dryer testing motor?

    Model Number: 110.82822102
    Brand: Sears Kenmore
    Age: 6-10 years

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    I have 6+ yr old kenmore he3 dryer 110.82822102 ser #mr0338807, Symptoms are - beep and slight "clic" - no start.

    Ive been through all the diagnostics and everything checks out good - I'm down to the motor (test 2) where it talks about checking resistance across colored wires... but for whatever reason the motor itself has no colored wires...it has the "blue wire in back", but no "white orange" and no "black /violet" all the motor wires at the block are varnish colored copper wires, just like the color of the windings... so I'm at a bit of a disadvantage, how do I check the motor now?

    When testing the "blue wire in back" to the copper leads going from the motor to the block (200 setting on my digital meter) I get "1.6" in both cases, does that mean that my motor is good? bad?

    (shorting my tester leads together I get .1 - no adjustment to zero it out...)

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    Check your tech. data sheet, its located in the bottom of your dryer, it will tell you exactly how to test the motor.

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    Hi Jake,

    Thanks for the reply. I am using the data sheet... but it talks about testing colored wires that don't exist on my motor...

    Maybe the motor was updated / substituted? but the documentation has not been updated?...

    I'd just like to know how to test my motor...

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    Thats very strange then, No, they don't update parts then stay with the same tech. sheet, did you buy this dryer used or new?

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    MAIN MOTOR WINDING 2.4–3.6 Ω
    Blue wire in back and white/orange wire
    START MOTOR WINDING 2.4–3.8 Ω
    Blue wire in back and violet wire

    Its possibly the motor or control board, but do the tests first to see.

    This is the most common tech. data sheet for these models, at TEST#2: http://www.applianceblog.com/manuals...et_8558722.pdf

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    If the colors don't apply to your model, the tech data sheet tells exactly where those colored wires go to on the motor, so just follow that.

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    I purchased my dryer new so it's all original from the factory.

    ? I'm confused.... my motor is identical to yours in the video that you posted... and I don't see any colored wires on your motor either... but I did test from "the blue wire in back" (the first wire that is removes from the motor in the video- and followed the wires according to the diagram Figure 8) to the only wires terminals going from the motor itself to the front of the harness block and my reading in both cases is 1.6... which is outside the normal ranges of 2.4-3.6 and 2.4-3.8

    I purchased my dryer new so it's all original from the factory.

    I must be missing something?

    I tested my board, P1 #3 to P1 #4 no reading (I). Is this the only test for the board? everything else checks out as per the instruction sheet (yours and mine are virtually the same...)

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    Ok, that tech. data sheet may be confusing you.

    Rick explains here very well the process:

    Unplug or disconnect power to the machine and access the electronic control board. Remove the screws in the back of the top panel, then lift the back of the top panel and slide back to remove. The electronic control board is located on the left side near the top. It's very common for that part to fail. Look on the back side for a burned or scorched mark near the relays. Measure the resistance between P1-3 and P1-4. If the resistance is between 1-6 ohms, replace the control board. If not check the belt switch for continuity. Check the motor windings at the motor switch. Disconnect the motor connector. Measure the run/main windings between the blue wire in back and the white/orange wire (2.4-3.6 Ohms). Measure the start windings between the blue wire in back and the Violette wire (2.4-3.8 Ohms). Lift the idler pulley up and measure between the two blue wires to check the belt switch.



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    Yes, were on the same page, just different colors...

    So are you saying that if I get infinite resistance at P1 pins 3 to 4 that my board is bad?? (out of machine on the bench)

    no burns or scorched marks at relays, they look fine...

    ...and yes, that's how I tested my motor... it's really the only option even if the colors don't exist...

    why are my readings at the motor 1.6? ... I even went to the sears parts store and asked them to pull a motor for me... I tested theirs the same way - same exact readings as my motor... and no colors on their wires either... ($150. in case you're wondering - and no, I would not buy it there even if I needed it... lol)

    I tested the belt switch, it's good (normally making (closed), open if no belt in loop)

    I'm stumped...

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    Put the control board back in and reconnect it to the electrical harness, then follow what Rick said.

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