I recently replace the motor in this laundry dryer. Motor & dryer run well, but starts without start button.Turns off when door open, stops in off position, but starts by itself when cycle is on. Wired correctly, There is a brown, black, and blue wire besides white. Any suggestions? Thank You!
You will want to check the wiring between the motor and the timer to ensure that there is no damage to the wiring. If the wiring checks ok then you will want to check the start button without pushing it to make sure that there is not continuity to it. If there is then the start relay would be faulty and need to be replaced.
I just received the replacment motor that I bought from you and didn't start the replacment yet but before I open the dryer, I was wondering exactly what wires go to where on the replacment motor.
Answer Hello Jon,
Brown to terminal 6, Black to 2, Yellow with black trace to terminal 4 and Tan to 5. There should also be a yellow jumper from terminal 4 to terminal 1. This information is also on the wiring diagram. As a note, you should be able to take several pictures before removing the wires from the old motor to use as a reference during re-assembly.
My dryer will not run unless I hold the start button.
Answer Hello Peter. You will need to order and replace the motor WE17X10010 on the dryer.
When I hit start the drum just bumps and will not turn, I replaced the guide on the front door and 4 of the guide bushings I guess that is what you call them. The drum turns some what free but a little force is needed. Do I need a new motor?
You will want to check the rear drum bearing to make sure that there is no damage to the bearing as this could cause the drum to not spin properly. If this checks ok then most likely the motor is faulty and would need to be replaced.
It looks that we need a motor brush. that is all. Can I buy one through you?
Answer Hello Tom. Sorry, they do not sell brushes for the motors. Most of these motors do not even have brushes in them. You will need to replace the motor WE17X10010 on the unit.