Jenn-Air dryer

Old 09-23-06, 07:04 PM
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Jenn-Air dryer

I have a Jenn-Air gas dryer model # S58NXMMY-6739. When I try to turn it on all it does is make a buzzing noise for a couple of seconds and dies. I had a service guy come out and he said it was the motor and it would cost me $300 to have a new one put in. Before I spend the money I would like to know if it could be something else?
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Hello canadian23 and Welcome into my Gas Appliances topic.

Bad news. Does indicate a burned out motor. Most likely the end bearings are frozen and the motor cannot spin. Therefore, the noise. Once internal motor temp rises from the strain, the safety shut off inside the motor shuts it off to prevent further damage and/or a fire.

You can remove the motor, take to any local appliance parts store and price it or buy it. Then install the new motor exactly as the existing is installed.

Suggest you make a hand drawing of how the wires are connected to the existing motor. You'll likely be glad you did....

Retail appliance parts dealers can also help determine what the most likely possible problem may be. They will need the make, model and serial numbers. Appliance parts dealers are an excellent source for original replacement parts and problem resolving matters. Dealers are listed in the phone book under appliances.

Be sure the electrical power to the appliance is turned off, before attempting any repairs or services. Always check for gas leaks whenever moving the appliance and/or a service or repair includes any connection of a gas part.

Read the existing questions on the subject of dryers. Doing so will more quickly provide you with answers to questions & provide additional information on how to resolve dryer problems.

Also the sticky note in this forums topic.

It's always advisable to clean the entire exhaust venting system every 2 years. Or during any dryer maintenance, replacement and or repairs.

Kindly use the reply button to post all replies, add additional information or ask additional questions when replies are posted. Using this method moves and/or keeps the topic back up to the top of the list of questions automatically and keeps all content on the same subject within one thread.

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