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how to check if motor is any good


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#1 inacium

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Posted 03 August 2005 - 05:12 PM

The relay on the motor is fried and there are 3 wires going into the motor.

1 blue

2 orange

3 black

There must be a way to test the motor to see if I have to replace the whole thing or just the switch.

Since I am not an appliance repair person, I would like some help on what to do.

Thanks in advance

 


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Posted 03 August 2005 - 05:41 PM

Is possiible some one could help you if we knew what this came out of and the model number?
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Posted 03 August 2005 - 06:12 PM

Tanks Pegi,

I did a little more searching , and I found out the motor is an old style GE.

It came out of a beaumark  (the Bay) canada. there is no tag or manual or peice of paper on the dryer to distinguish it. All the numbers I got were straight off the front of the motor. the motor that seems to replace it is model no. WE17X32. This is the best I have come up with. There must be a way to cross the wires or something to see if it will turn? I just do not know how to.

Thanks again 
P.S. the model no. 62000-3191

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Posted 04 August 2005 - 05:37 AM

Not sure but sounds like you are referring to the motor switch burnt up, this switch is what takes the motor from start to run, I do not know of anyway to go direct to this motor since the switch is what switches the windings from start to run, seems like the switch would have replaced to do this test.  And not sure of they are the same in Canada and the USA,  On the switch would just put a test cord on 4 and 5 and plug into 120 volts to see if the motor would run but do not see how this could be done without the switch. And these numbers may not be correct where you are located.
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Posted 24 August 2005 - 07:18 PM

Hi Pegi!

so the motor was burnt out and I bought a new one.

Then as I go to put it back in the little diagram that I made became invisible. Now, I have access to another dryer, but I can not figure out where the 5 wires go to which terminals. THis is becoming a matter of principal with me now. Nobody will tell me how to do it., and I have spent tooo many hours on the web. with no luck.

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Posted 25 August 2005 - 04:55 AM

I have some dryer wiring diagrams I saved from old G.E. dryers and can look on them to see where the wires go but sure would help if you could tell me what your wire colors are, G.E. does not use the same colors for every application like Whirlpool does and G.E also uses several different motors in their dryers that are all inter-changeable.  I do not want to be held responsible if what I post fries your new motor because I do not have access to your motor or the wiring diagram in your dryer.  Did you look in the console??  the wiring diagram will be in there.
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Posted 25 August 2005 - 07:33 PM

Thanks Pegi,

There are 5 wires, they are all white with tracers. 3 go on the bottom and 2 go on the top,or vice versa.

The sheathing says it is made by General  wire 600 volt 105' c type TEW

There are 2 with black tracers which are a heavier gage, and 3 lighter gage, 1 red(posibally purple) ,1 orange and  1 grey. I hope this is enough info to help you help me.

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Posted 26 August 2005 - 05:38 AM

What numbers are on the motor switch itself.  I have nothing with these color wires, any of our friends in Canada have the wiring diagram for this dryer??  
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