Gas Dryer Problem

Old 03-31-02, 10:12 PM
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Dryer runs fine for little while and then stops. It will start if you let it cool for a bit. It will just buz if you hit the start button like the motor is froze. I took the motor out and it seems to be fine. Turns freely and is nice and tight no play at all.

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Old 04-01-02, 08:11 PM
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Hello mcgough. Welcome to my Gas Appliances forum and our Do-It-Yourself Web Site.

Even though the motor appears to turn freely when it's cool, it still may have an internal short, defective capacitor, shunt windings, heavy drag on the armature etc. Any of which will overheat it and the built in safety switch will turn it off until it cools down.

Before attempting any repairs, try turning the drum by hand. It should have a slight drag with no binding and make several rotations. The intent here is to determine if there could be other parts causing binding, jamming, etc. of the drum, which in turn causes overloading of the motor.

Read the manufacturers online web site for product information, problem possibilities, causes and solving methods, part locations, disassembly, reassembly methods, repair proceedures and instructions, pictorials and schematics, which may be available online.

An excellent source for orginal replacement parts is your local retail appliance parts store. Appliance parts dealers test and carry replacement parts for all appliances. Parts dealers are listed in the phone book under appliances.

Read the RECENT topics and ARCHIVES, within this forum, for other postings on this topic and the replies offered.

It's always adviseable to clean the entire exhaust venting system during any dryer maintenance and or repairs.

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