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I have a whirlpool dryer model number LEW0050PQ I've

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I have a whirlpool dryer model number LEW0050PQ I've replaced the heater coil but now the blower motor won't start
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Appliance Guru replied 9 months ago.

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Does the unit turn on to run? If not check the door switch plug you may have not plugged it back in and that will cause the unit not to run. Let me know if that solves it or not.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
The door switch works. When I turn it on it acts like it's supposed to, however the blower motor doesn't start. The heater element is working as well, (hot to the touch)
Expert:  Appliance Guru replied 9 months ago.

Does the drum turn?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
It goes like this.. I press the start button, the drum starts turning but the fan motor does not. After a few seconds there's a burning smell. Keep in mind I just replaced the heater coil.
Expert:  Appliance Guru replied 9 months ago.

Can you check to see if you have power to the blower motor?If there is heat but no blower and you have no power to it replace the board on the unit or check the wiring to the fan motor for any breaks. The fan motor is powered off the B terminal on the board.

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Customer: replied 9 months ago.
There is a hum coming from the fan motor. When I try a spin it manually it doesn't respond spin at all. You can tell that there's current running through the blower motor. The motor turns freely. (I doubt the motor is faulty) it does get warm after awhile. Capacitor?
Expert:  Appliance Guru replied 9 months ago.

Yeah I would say bad capacitor then for sure!

Expert:  Appliance Guru replied 9 months ago.

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