BE601W Speed Queen dryer motor not functioning

rocketboy2000

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Location
canada
Model Number
BE601W
Brand
Speed Queen
Age
More than 10 years
I have a speed queen dryer that may be 30 years old... or more! its a model BE601W and I don't think its required service in the 25 years that I've had it.

alas, the motor makes a humming noise and won't turn. it has a belt on the back of the motor for the blower and one on the front of the motor for the bin. I can move the belt on the back and rotate the blower, the motor shaft and the bin. so I think its the motor?

any idea where I can get information on what kind of motor I might have to replace this with?

many thanks.

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rickgburton

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I can't get anything to pull up with the model number either because it's too old or because it's a Canadian model. Look on the motor for any numbers.
 

rickgburton

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Check the motor switch. It will come off the motor then take it apart and check the contacts. Be sure to mark where the wires go on the switch. There's a chance that's it.
 
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