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Member Since 31 Oct 2011
Offline Last Active Nov 10 2011 08:12 PM

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WHIRLPOOL LE5720XSW0 Electric Dryer Overheating!

31 October 2011 - 04:36 PM

Hey guys... I am in serious need of some help. My dryer is overheating... Let me start with the beginning of the story..

There I was, paying some bills when the girlfriend walked in and said "the dryer is making a weird humming noise and not moving". Sure enough it was making an odd noise, and the drum wasnt turning.. When I went to turn it by hand it was pretty hard to even turn. Long story short I took the dryer apart and replaced the dryer motor. Now.. I took pictures of all the wire positions before I took the old motor out, that way I knew which positions they went back on.
Welllllll I put the new dryer motor in, hooked all the wires up the way the picture and nice little color diagram looked, and turned it on. I was thrilled the drum was turning and it wasn't making any weird noises. I was even more thrilled I didn't have to hear the girlfriend complain. Then I was out in the garage this time, putting the mower away when she said the dryer smells like it's burning. Sure enough, it was and still is overheating. You can see the nice orange glow when you open the door. Someone told me to hold the door latch button and see if the element heated up without the dryer actually being on.. and it doesn't, just when you turn on it any of the heat settings. When it's on the "air only" setting it doesn't heat up, so I guess I got that going with me.
Anyway, I took the back panel off again, and am stuck. So many gizmos and gadgets, I don't know which thermostat or control is which, or how to really check them. Is it just coincidence this would happen right after I replace the dryer motor? Or is it possible I wired the motor wrong? I've included some pictures for y'all to have a gander at, I hope you can help me out.

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