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    • Part Number: AP3094233
    • MFG Part Number: 279787
    • Made by: Whirlpool
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Dryer will not start at all. Start relay clicks and shows 120v. White wire to motor reads 120v at appropriate points in cycle. Door switch and all fuses show continuity. After removing drum and blocking up pulley switch, motor did come on ONCE when cycling switch, and at the end of cycle at that, but could not get motor to come on again after that. The motor sounded smooth when it did come on, and shows no signs of burning or bearing problems, etc. Could the problem be with the timer switch (although it seems to be sending power to the motor)? Or if power is getting to the motor, is the problem the motor? If it ran smoothly once, you would think that is not the problem. Or could it be the electronic control board? I am stumped and would appreciate any advice you could give to further check those components. Thanks, Dave

Dave for Model Number geq9800lw1

ANSWER Hello Dave. If there is power to the motor, and it does not run, it is a bad motor. You need to make sure the belt switch, and the thermal fuse is good on the unit. Also, the door switch needs to be tested. If there is no power, then the board would fall into place on the unit. You can test this with a multi-meter TJMA-DMT3. Here is a link on how to use a multi-meter. http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/oven-repair-including-ranges-cooktops/4810-how-check-continuity-ohmmeter.html 

Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com   |   Monday, August 05, 2013

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