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Dryer wont start, timer makes buzzing noise when start

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dryer wont start, timer makes buzzing noise when start button is pressed and held. i am getting 120v to motor , but voltage goes away when start button is held
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Customer: dryer wont start. timer makes buzzing noise when start button is pressed and held.
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Customer: motor is getting 120v but voltage goes away when start button is held
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Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Kelly replied 10 months ago.

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May I please have your model number so I am able to provide you with accurate, model specific information?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
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Expert:  Kelly replied 10 months ago.

I apologize, I had to leave. Unfortunately, nobody else picked up where I left off. The buzzer you are hearing is energized by the centrifugal switch when the motor stops. So, there is a contact in the motor switch that has issues and the motor will need to be replaced.

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Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Just to be clear, the buzzing is coming from the timer, not the motor.
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Will a bad motor cause the timer to buzz
Expert:  Kelly replied 10 months ago.

It is the end of cycle signal buzzer that is buzzing and it is energized by the motor winding as it is de-energized and the centrifugal switch changes when the motor stops. So that means that the motor centrifugal switch is not in the correct position and is only available as part of the motor.

Expert:  Kelly replied 10 months ago.

Does your model have a cycle end buzzer, it is showing as optional on the wiring diagram.

Expert:  Kelly replied 10 months ago.

Are you sure it is the timer buzzing? Does it feel like it is vibrating when it makes the noise?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
No buzzer. Why do i get 120 volts to motor before i push start button?
Expert:  Kelly replied 10 months ago.

If you have no buzzer then the timer is faulty. There is a bad contact inside. The wiring diagram is attached, it shows an optional buzzer, sorry for the misinformation.

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