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I misplaced the wire chart I marked to replace my GE electric

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dryer motor # XXXXX there...
I misplaced the wire chart I marked to replace my GE electric dryer motor # XXXXX there are 6 main wires and 3 smaller wires to install the new motor can someone direct me to the right wire configuration to put this motor in correctly
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Appliance Technician: Tom Johnston, Home Appliance Technician replied 8 years ago
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Can i have the model# XXXXX
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
GE DBXR463ED1WW Dryer ,motor model is WE17M22 Please help me out man I spent so much on this it hurts
Appliance Technician: Tom Johnston, Home Appliance Technician replied 8 years ago
What collour are the wires?
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
Red Green Pink Yellow Plum And Gray
Appliance Technician: Tom Johnston, Home Appliance Technician replied 8 years ago
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
I have a schematic and cant figure it out if you can tell me the order from top to bottom you will be more helpful please reply
Appliance Technician: Tom Johnston, Home Appliance Technician replied 8 years ago
The motor should be labaled m1,m2,m3,m4 is this right?
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
No when I took off the wires from the old motor I wrote down from bottom to top the color of the wires to that connecter and now I can find the paper I wrote that on their are 6 connecters and 6 wires again gray red yellow pink green and plum or purple I want to put the right wire to the right connecter can you assist me please
Customer reply replied 8 years ago

can I call you?

Appliance Technician: Tom Johnston, Home Appliance Technician replied 8 years ago
So on the motor the switch where the wires go is not labeled with numbers.
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
No I have the old motor in front of me and there is no numbers
Appliance Technician: Tom Johnston, Home Appliance Technician replied 8 years ago
If the motor switch is not labeled with numbers or colour coded there is not much i can do.
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
can you look at the schematic and advise me from that?
Appliance Technician: Tom Johnston, Home Appliance Technician replied 8 years ago
On the schamatic the wires are numbered thos numbers match the numbers on the motor if the motor is not numbered we have a problem.
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
there are no numbers on the switch of the motor that I can see do you know where the numbers may be?
Appliance Technician: Tom Johnston, Home Appliance Technician replied 8 years ago

On the motor switch where the wires are suppose to connect.

 

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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
no numbers and if you can look at the schematic and advise that could help me please advise!
Appliance Technician: Tom Johnston, Home Appliance Technician replied 8 years ago
If the motor switch is not labeled that wont help because each wire is numberedIt does not show the switch.It only tells you which number on the switch the wire is suppose to go to.
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
I found numbers on the motor switch but no numbers on the wires
Appliance Technician: Tom Johnston, Home Appliance Technician replied 8 years ago

Look on you wireing diagram at the motor on it it should say M5-red /M6pink /M2 plum and so on.Just follow that and you will not have a problem.I have to leave for a hour but i will be back if yoiu still need me.

 

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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
ok ill work on that and get back to you thanks
Customer reply replied 8 years ago

having trouble motor was smoking

Appliance Technician: Tom Johnston, Home Appliance Technician replied 8 years ago
I think you should call a tech before you ruin the motor.
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
thats why Im consulting you your the expert that Im paying for unless you are not an expert
Appliance Technician: Tom Johnston, Home Appliance Technician replied 8 years ago

Which wires did you hook up to which numbers?

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Customer reply replied 8 years ago

there are 6 wires a purple comes from electricity from back of machine as does red one,theres a light pink that comes from heater element also a darker pink from a switch which is on floor or dryer, there is a yellow/brown coming from the door and a brown that runs from the top down,on the motor switch theres a (ground connecter) then a M5,then M4 then M6 then M1 then M2 connecters from top to bottom, the schematic sayes M1 black,M2 purple,M4 brown/yellow,M5 Red, M6 pink can you figure this out from top to bottom because I have a light pink coming from heater element brown coming from start switch and green ground screwed to motor housing.

 

Appliance Technician: Tom Johnston, Home Appliance Technician replied 8 years ago
Can you send me a picture of it?
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
of motor or whole job?
Appliance Technician: Tom Johnston, Home Appliance Technician replied 8 years ago
Motor switch and wires
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
ok do you have an e-mail address?
Appliance Technician: Tom Johnston, Home Appliance Technician replied 8 years ago
You can put it on here.
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
how
Appliance Technician: Tom Johnston, Home Appliance Technician replied 8 years ago
Just import the pic
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
graphicgraphicgraphicgraphic hope you get these!
Appliance Technician: Tom Johnston, Home Appliance Technician replied 8 years ago
I can't open them
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
if you have an e-mail ill foward them to you
Appliance Technician: Tom Johnston, Home Appliance Technician replied 8 years ago
ldrger-idler-pulley.jpg (31244 bytes)see if this helps
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
Tom thanks for the pic but wires are different colors
Appliance Technician: Tom Johnston, Home Appliance Technician replied 8 years ago

1- black

2- purple

4- yellow

5- red

6- pink

 

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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
i know this but I dont have a black I have a light pink coming from heater element and a dark pink coming from a switch on floor of the dryer and a brown coming down from top of dryer can I e-mail you these pics please you'll see what im talking about
Appliance Technician: Tom Johnston, Home Appliance Technician replied 8 years ago
That is against the rules you need to put the pics on here.
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
graphic
Customer reply replied 8 years ago

graphic

Customer reply replied 8 years ago

graphic

Customer reply replied 8 years ago

graphic

Appliance Technician: Tom Johnston, Home Appliance Technician replied 8 years ago
Send me a pic of the diagram you have
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
Its the same one you sent me!
Appliance Technician: Tom Johnston, Home Appliance Technician replied 8 years ago
There has to be a black wire.
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
No sir there is not thats what Im saying
Appliance Technician: Tom Johnston, Home Appliance Technician replied 8 years ago
That brown wire should go to the switch under the idler arm pulley.
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago

Is there anything else you can add Tom?

Appliance Technician: Tom Johnston, Home Appliance Technician replied 8 years ago
Did you get it figured out?
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
I've got it like this M1 sayes black M2 sayes purple M4Yellow/brown M5 Red M6 Pink and Green Ground right? thats how I hooked them up
Appliance Technician: Tom Johnston, Home Appliance Technician replied 8 years ago

Thats it.

 

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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
well the motor was smoking so it cant be right I dont have a black wire!
Appliance Technician: Tom Johnston, Home Appliance Technician replied 8 years ago

The wireing diagram you sent me says you do.

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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
it sayes black but there is no black wire its light Pink
Appliance Technician: Tom Johnston, Home Appliance Technician replied 8 years ago
Where did you get the wireing diagram you sent me?
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
Is black as same as lt pink?
Appliance Technician: Tom Johnston, Home Appliance Technician replied 8 years ago
No.Did you get the wireing diagram from the machine or did you get it off the internet.
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
My machine and I've made some headway I put pink wire to W4 and element heats up and motor doesnt smoke but when I plug it in dyrer runs without hitting strart button so a wire is crossed
Appliance Technician: Tom Johnston, Home Appliance Technician replied 8 years ago
I guess you don't want to tell me where you got the diagram from
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
from the back of my dryer by the control panel i need to find the wire that is for on/off start button
Appliance Technician: Tom Johnston, Home Appliance Technician replied 8 years ago
If you look at the diagram pink and red come from the start switch
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
Brown and red on my dryer come from start switch,the problem now is it wont shutoff unless you unplug it so i need to switch 2 wires to make correct connection Tom
Appliance Technician: Tom Johnston, Home Appliance Technician replied 8 years ago
That brown wire is suppose to go to the switch under the idler pulley look at the diagram
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
done that ,which leaves red and (green ground) I put green on ground and red on M5 and motor wont shut off unless unpluged why?
Appliance Technician: Tom Johnston, Home Appliance Technician replied 8 years ago
Check your start switch make sure it is not stuck closed.
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
did that too It should be correct connection right?
Appliance Technician: Tom Johnston, Home Appliance Technician replied 8 years ago
It sounds like it is.
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
well what else can you see in the diagram im not seeing?
Appliance Technician: Tom Johnston, Home Appliance Technician replied 8 years ago
If you open the door does it shut off?
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
yes if door is open but goes back on when door is closed
Appliance Technician: Tom Johnston, Home Appliance Technician replied 8 years ago
How did you check the start switch?
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
didn't check it!
Appliance Technician: Tom Johnston, Home Appliance Technician replied 8 years ago
If the start switch is fine then when you smoked the motor it cooked the switch and the motor is no good.
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
why are the heater element and motor working properly then?if I change the pink wire to m1 the start switch works but motor smokes
Appliance Technician: Tom Johnston, Home Appliance Technician replied 8 years ago
I can only tell you what the wireing diagram says you say there is no black wire so i don't know.What i do no is that you have ruined the motor when you hooked it up wrong so i don't know what else to tell you.
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