What it is doing is if you push the start button and release it sounds like "click-click". When we came back in the morning we pushed the start button again the dryer started but then stopped after about five seconds. Further pushes on the button resulted in no start, just the "click-click" again.
OK, it sounds like you may have a bad motor. Use a multimeter to check for 110 VAC between the M1 and M4 on the motor switch. If you have a 110 VAC when you push start the motor is probably bad. See how hard it is to turn with the belt off. Should turn fairly easy. Drive Motor 279827 Order now for same day shipping. 365 day return policy. RepairClinic.com
HI, I got it torn apart last night and cleaned up and ready to do the test. Because of a small hole in the lint screen there was a lot of lint down in the motor area and on the motor. I blew it out with an air hose and made sure the motor would turn with my hand. If I give it a flick turn the motor does not continue to spin, i.e., there is resistance. I'm not sure if that is normal.
In any event...
I am not at home now but if I remember right there is a connector with four wires coming off the motor. I did not see any labels for M1, M4, etc.
It's labeled on the back side of the switch and front but you have to look hard. The motor should turn freely. It sounds like may be a bearing issue. Make sure nothing is caught inside the blower housing or in the blower.
Well, we know when you push the start switch the motor is getting the 110 VAC to start it at 3M and 4M. When you turn it on (you don't have to start it) there should be 110 VAC between 4M and 5M and 4M and 6M. If that's correct then the motor is probably faulty.
Hi, I am unable to find where to put the test leads.
OK, I plugged it in, connected the door switch, pressed the start button and the motor turns with no load. It then stopped after about 30 seconds. I hit the start button and it started again and ran for about five minutes. Then I put the drum in on the belt and the drum turned slower than normal and after a minute the motor strained and it stopped. So, motor?
Dang, I tried removing the motor per the video and the blower fan nut broke apart. Video shows turning the pulley end clockwise while holding the blower nut. It said you may have to use force. Well, I did, and it shattered. I cannot even see how to remove the blower fan. Sigh