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Hello, my name is XXXXX XXXXX iam happy to help you with your question today..was the dryer growling or making a slight grinding noise whenever it kicked on?
No, it made the normal sounds when it stayed on
after it has cooled down it still wont start ?any noises when pressing start? can you turn the drum clockwise by hand?
after it has cooled down it still wont start ? Won't start at all now, but when it was starting, it didn't matter if it was hot or cold. any noises when pressing start? When it was working, there were no unusual noises - I just had to hold the start button down longer before it engaged. can you turn the drum clockwise by hand? Yes
if you had to press the start button longer it would be the centrifugal switch on the motor , the centrifugal switch disengages the start winding and the run winding takes over..if it is sticking and you had to hold the button longer to keep it running the dryer motor is faulty, plus it would also cause smoke from the windings if they were shorting ..the start button on the console just closes and allows power to the motor, you said you checked that ,if it has continuity it is fine ..looks like a motor issue
What needs replacing? The entire motor? The centrifugal switch? Both or are they together?
By the way, the unit is about 20 years old
they are together ,it is part of the motor , you cant get them seperately ..it would need the whole motor
It sounds like you're confident a new motor would solve the problem!
I'd like to see if I could get a few more years out of this unit
any time you have to keep pressing the start switch to keep the motor running it will be a motor issue ,no matter which make or model
Thanks, XXXXX XXXXX a great help
no problem , good luck
thx for using JA
With regard to finding the motor, I would remove it and try to match it up with online parts suppliers? Do you think they still carry these? I've found parts for this unit in the Frigidaire section strangely enough
yes you would need to source them wherever you can ,even the frigidaire site , i looked at a few sites i deal with and they arent listing there , so if you have a source i would stick to that