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Maytag Dryer Mod#LDE8704ACE
Upon start, motor makes a loud humming and drum has to be pushed to start
Answer Hello John. You have a bad motor. This is the correct part you will need. Thanks.
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THE BEARINGS WENT BAD,SO I REPLACED THE MOTOR.THEY SENT ME A W10410999.I CONNECTED THE WIRING AS PER INSTUCTED.RED TO 5,YELLOW TO 6,BLACK TO 2,BLUE TO 1,AND GREY TO THERMAL PROTECT TAB AND DISCARDED BLUE JUMPER LEAD BETWEEN SWITCH TERMINAL 4 AND 1/4" PROTECTOR TAB.CHECKED THE VOLTAGE ON TERMINAL 6(YELLOW) AND THE GREY(THERMAL TAB) AND GOT 120V.BUT THE MOTOR DOESNT START AT ALL AND IT WOULD BEFORE I TOOK OUT BAD MOTOR.MY QUESTION IS,COULD THE WIRING DIAGRAM BE WRONG FOR MY MAYTAG MODEL?
Answer Mike, Check and ensure one or both of the thermal fuses are not open, or has a loose wire or connection, The gray wire is the voltage circuit(120 VAC) to the start and run windings of the motor. If you feel safe, you can also apply 120 VAC to the gray protector terminal and terminal #5 on the new motor, it should start and run. The wiring information applies to all Maytag dryer motors (on older machines the gray and white wires substitute for each other) . Bench testing the motor will help verify whether you have a faulty motor or wiring issue. Don't forget to check the "crimps" on your wiring harness, they have to be tight and proper.
I'm trying to replace the motor on my gas dryer and the wiring diagram doesn't match for the new motor:
Current I have 1 yellow (2 yellow wires), 1 gray, 1 red, 1 black (2 blk wires), and a blue and white wire tied together.
The instructions say to put the red and blue wires together (which are the neutral wires)
I see other questions where someone put all three wires together (red, white and blue) and the dryer just runs.
I found the electrical diagram in the control housing, and the red is not wiring as a neutral connection...
So, where should the red wire go?
The replacement motor they recommended is W10410999.
You will want to wire the unit in accordance with the electric wiring rather than the gas. The Yellow will go where it was originally connected to #6, Red wire to #5, gray wire to 1/4" thermal protector tab, Black wire to #2, and blue and white to #1. You may need to put the jumper between 1 and 5.