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.
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
I bought a replacement motor for my HE4 dryer and the blue wires are not the same as original motor is there a diagram or step by step guide to replace this motor?
Answer Hello Deb,
We do not have a diagram for the wiring of the motor for this model. If there is a change in the wiring there would be a instruction sheet that would have come with part.
BASEMENT FLOODED. DRYER HAD ABOUT 3 INCHES OF WATER IN THE BOTTOM. NOW CONTROL PANEL WORKS AND ONLY A CLICK HAPPENS WHEN TRYING TO START DRYER. WOULD THE MOTOR MOST LIKELY BE THE FAILED PART SINCE IT WAS IN THE WATER?
Answer TB, You're on track, a water logged electric motor 279787 has little to no chance of starting or running, without a complete rebuild,so you'll need to replace the motor. You'll also want to check the belt switch W10411937 operation and circuit. and the igniter and radiant sensor on the burner assembly, they could be damaged by water as well.
When starting our dryer, the sensing light lights up, and we hear a click, but the dryer will not start. What could be the problem?
Answer Hello Brian,
You will want to check the thermal fuses and thermostats to ensure continuity. These would be the most likely cause for the failure. You have a thermal fuse on the blower and one at the heater. 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