FIXED DEP224VC Norge Dryer Motor/Thermostat wiring question

Norge2012

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I'm replacing the motor on my dryer. Original motor part no. is 53-2590. The replacement motor part no. is 53-4459. The terminal blocks (while I'm calling the place where the wires are attached to the motor) are slightly different. That's fine, but the instructions provide guidance in connecting five wires to the motor, and I have six on the old motor!

Instructions talk about:
2 x red wires (heater)
1 x white wire (thermal protector)
1 x purple wire (neutral) - though mine appears to be a coral colour!
1 x orange wire (push-to-start)

Now, I have all these wires and have identified them on the old motor, but I also have a white/red striped wire that runs from the motor to one of the inner/smaller tabs on the cycling theremostat (i.e., not to one of the two, outer tabs that display zero ohms at room temperature). From the other inner/smaller tab on the cycling thermostat there is a blue wire that runs back to the lower left tab on the temperature setting switch.

Now, my question is, where to I connect this red/white striped wire on the motor? Looking at the old motor, that wire is connected to the tab beside a red heater wire (tab 3) and those two tabs are actually the same piece of metal. As the new motor only has two tabs for the heater wires, am I supposed to splice the red/white striped wire to one of the heater wires?

Thanks for your help!
 

Jake

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Your original motor changes to this part#:
WHIRLPOOL W10410996 Motor - Drve, AP5272116 | AppliancePartsPros.com

Now since your in Canada I don't know if your wiring to the original motor is different than here in the USA. I'd have to look at the wiring diagram to your original motor and compare it to the instruction sheet that comes with the replacement motor to tell you what wires go where.

Jake
 

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Hi Jake,

The motor you indicated is precisely what I have:
norge-fig1.jpg

And here is the old motor:
norge-fig2.jpg

As I mentioned, the mysterious red/white stripped wire was attached to the old motor on a tab right beside a red (heater) wire on tab 3:
norge-fig3.jpg
A continuity meter shows that those two tabs are connected (in fact, one can see they are are the same piece of metal).

The other end of the red/white striped wire terminates at the cycling thermostat, shown here:
norge-fig5.jpg

I'm just not sure where to connect the motor-end of this red/white striped wire, or if I should join it to the red wire directly. The original wiring diagram for the system is here:
norge-wiring.jpg
(As I've not posted to this forum before, I don't know if this image will expand to full size if you click on it. The Preview window shows it as shrunken from what I uploaded.)

Thanks again for your help!

Cheers
Richard
 
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Jake

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Ok Richard, now I need to see the instuction sheet that came with the new motor.

Jake
 

Norge2012

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Hi Jake,

Here the two (english) pages from the instruction sheet. If the images are too small to be able to read the text, I can upload them to a website and provide the URL.

norge-install-pg1.jpg
norge-install-pg2.jpg

Cheers,
Richard
 

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Ok Richard I read it, on the 2nd page for the wiring it lists the 5 terminals from the old motor to where they would go on the new motor.

I don't seem to follow what your having trouble with.

Jake
 

Norge2012

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The problem is that there were six wires attached to the old motor; two red, one white, one purple, one orange and one red/white striped. As you noted, the instructions only refer to five (and in particular, the first five in the aforementioned list). That last wire is not mentioned. So I was trying to determine what it was based on it terminating at one of the four tabs on the thermostat, as shown in one of the photos I posted.

Cheers,
Richard
 

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Ok, then thats a problem I don't know about, none here in the states I ever remember them having 6 wires, so I'm stumped as well.

You may need to go to a appliance repair shop in your area and ask them about this.

Jake
 

Norge2012

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No worries. Thanks for looking at the problem anyways.

I'm not an electrical specialist, but I think that looking at the red/white wire in the photo of the cycling thermostat (across from the blue wire) and looking at the wiring diagram, I'm going to conclude that the other end of the red/white wire connects to where the red wire that was attached to terminal 3 on the old motor. Therefore, it needs to be attached to terminal 2 on the new motor. At this point, I can't see any other possibility.
 

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Yes, I'd agree with you.

Let us know if thats it.

Jake
 

Norge2012

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Yup, that appears to have done it. It really surprises me however that for such a common replacement motor that the install instructions didn't address the thermostat wire. Oh well, I'm now wearing dry clothes and my house isn't on fire. All's well that ends well.

Now, if I could only figure out why I ended up with one extra screw!

Cheers,
Richard
 

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Good job Richard.:)

Jake
 

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It would be in your tech. data sheet, It usually located inside the control console or underneath the top panel.

What's the model number of your dryer?

Jake
 
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