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110.96585210 Kenmore Dryer only starts when holding button down

FixingForRents

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110.96585210
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Sears Kenmore
Age
More than 10 years
Kenmore electric dryer 110.96585210
Dryer was requiring button to be held down a couple seconds to get dryer to start. Then it would run normally. It MIGHT have been stopping early. Don't remember exactly.
Now it only runs when holding the button.
Holding button too long (or too many times I think) then dryer will not start at all again for a while.
Everything else seems fine. Drum turns. Can smell heater warming up when we're holding button to make it run.
 

jeff1

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Hi,

It MIGHT have been stopping early.
Holding button too long (or too many times I think) then dryer will not start at all again for a while.

All would seem to point to a bad motor.

Drive-Motor-279827-01191723.jpg
LINK> Dryer drum drive motor

jeff sr.
 

jeff1

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Holding button too long (or too many times I think) then dryer will not start at all again for a while.

Power to the motor when it has quit starting = bad motor.
Normally terminals 4 and 5.

jeff sr.
 

FixingForRents

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Just to be sure, terminals 4 and 5 on the connector to the motor, and we're expecting 120V there, not 240v, right?
 

jeff1

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Yes, 4 and 5 run the motor and 110-120 volts ac.

jeff sr.
 
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