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ASKO T721 Dryer does not start when start button pushed


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#1 jcramer

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 09:05 AM

I have an ASKO T721 dryer. When I push the start button it buzzes but the drum does not start rotating.

 

If I wedge the door switch and use my hand to start the tumbler running manually it works perfectly.

In fact I dried 3 loads of clothes last night this way.

 

I know this machine has a "start capacitor" . Is this capacitor to surge the motor to start the drum turning?

 

If this is true I may need a start capacitor and not a motor.

 

Any thoughts?

Thanks in advance.

 

Jerry



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Posted 16 March 2013 - 08:40 AM

The start capacitor gives the motor the extra mojo it needs to start tumbling, especially with a wet load of clothes.  If it's bad, it could produce the symptoms you're seeing.  Have you tested it yet?  

 

Good capacitor:

 

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Evil, wicked, naughty capacitor:

 

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 10:21 AM

Thanks for the reply. I will check it and order a new start capacitor if I need to.

 

I have not tested it I have just been starting the drum manually and that works but it would be nice to get it working normally.

 

A repair tech told me I needed a new motor but that did not make sense to me since it works if i just get it started turning.

 

Jerry



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Posted 30 April 2013 - 05:18 PM

Start capacitor part link:  http://www.repaircli...8080119/1206244

 

Buy it there and if it doesn't fix your problem, return it for a refund.  It's insane!  



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Posted 30 April 2013 - 08:47 PM

Recently had a LG dryer with the same problem, same symptoms. Customer had the same solution as you...

A small spring mount on the motors centripetal start winding switch was broke. The Start Winding was stuck open and the wouldn't close that portion of the circuit when the motor stopped spinning. New Motor.

Start windings are used in electric motors for that extra uhmp to go from stop to running. But shut off once up to speed to prevent overheating of the motor.


But a simple test of the capacitor can revile all!

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 08:12 AM

I would check both cap and start winding. A shorted cap may take out the start winding.






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