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    • Part Number: AP5589880
    • MFG Part Number: W10423382
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I changed out the back of the electric clothes dryer. The tub had rubbed against the back and worn sharp edges in it. In the process of putting the dryer back together I am at a stand still. I am getting electric power to the dryer at the pig tail. I have power at the motor, but when I try to test the unit to see if I have my connections are correct the dryer will not attempt to run. I had to unplug from the thermostats to change out my part. I have two red wires, 2 purple wires, two blue wires. The red ones will only fit one side of the thermostat so it won't matter about them. The blue and the purple ones are my questions. I have tried to bypass the dryer door switch but thus far it makes no difference.I don't have current to my meter with any one of my choices. I am working on my daughter's dryer so if I don't get hers fixed she will be at my house using my dryer. HELP!

Wes T for Model Number Whirlpool

ANSWER Wes, A model number would have been a big help. But the thermostats and fuses would not have an effect on the dryer start and run, at this point. I presume this is a GAS dryer so : The red wire from the timer should attach to one of the terminals on the hi limit switch. The red with white stripe wire shouls attach to the other terminal and route over and attach to one terminal of the cycling thermostat. The two purple wires should attach to the two small terminals of the cycling thermostat, as well. The other red wire will attach to the other large terminal of the cycling thermostat abd will route and attach to the terminal of the thermal fuse. The Blue wire fom the gas valve wiring harness will attach to the other terminal of the thermal fuse. and one blue wire should attach to the terminals of the radiant/flame sensor, on the burner housing. That should get the thermostats wired and ready to go. Make sure, one of those red wires is not the motor circuit wire. There is a red wire that attaches to the motor at one end and the push to start switch at the other. That may be thr reason for your no start issue. Good Luck. 

Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com   |   Monday, August 22, 2011

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