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Dryer runs for a while lets say 5 min, then if you stop it and try to restart all it does is buzz. I also get an odor like something is hot. If I let it cool down I can restart.
Answer Hello Larry, You have a bad motor. If it gets hot and won't start, and when it cools down, will start as you have described, you will need to replace the motor. Hope this helps.
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This is a Maytag dryer. Over the last several months or so it is getting harder to start. It seems to start better when it has not run for a while. When you pull out the timer handle / start switch it either starts right up or does nothing. I replaced the timer / switch about 6 months ago as it was dong the same thing. With the new switch it seemed to start fine until several months ago. Is this timer switch a bad one or should i look for another faulty part. How can they be checked before buying?
Answer Lee, Wouldn't expect the replacement timer to be the issue, especially if it didn't solve the original issue. You may want to start by testing the door switch circuit and catch to make sure the door is closed and latched. With the switch plunger pressed in you'll want to test for a "closed" circuit across terminals "com" and NC check the switch several times. At the timer check for a "closed" circuit between the terminals where the yellow and purple wires attach to the timer(remove the wires first).If all checks are OK, then suspect the motor 33002795 has an intermittent issue and will need to be replaced.
The parts list shows 2 different motors which one is actually for my dryer. I know I need a new motor but don't know which one to order :
model mdg7500awq serial 37685339zf thanks
Answer Dennis, Based on the model and serial number you supplied, the drive motor needed for your dryer is W10410997 / W10410997. Also consider a new belt 33002535 and cleaning and lubricating the drum rollers and shafts, Idler pulley and shaft, and the front drum glides(silicone grease) and high speed turbine oil. It should help keep your dryer running for quite awhile.
How is the motor wired?
Answer Hello Eddie, The harness should unplug from the old motor and plug into this motor. If the unit is dead, the thermal fuse may be bad in the unit. Test all the thermostats and make sure they are closed and the door switch is good 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