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My name is ***** *****. I am rewiring a Maytag DG390 motor.

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Customer: My name is ***** *****. I am rewiring a Maytag DG390 motor.
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: I do not have a grey wire for the motor protector. The Blue and white are together on terminal 1. The dryer is still not starting. I've tested the door switch and start button. I have power to the black, and to the red when the timer knob is pressed.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Appliance
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The correct model is DG309.
Expert:  Kelly replied 1 year ago.

Hi, welcome to Just Answer. My name is ***** ***** I look forward to helping you! The wiring is shown in the picture at the link below. What color wires do you have?


Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Black, red, yellow, white (had a blue jumper - has been removed.
When tested...
-Red gets power when the start/timer dial is pressed
-Yellow has power when timer is running
Black is hot
White - I think I'd neutral
Expert:  Kelly replied 1 year ago.

Is there a schematic on the machine you can take a picture of and post?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I uploaded the wiring schematic from the back of the dryer.
Expert:  Kelly replied 1 year ago.

Red goes to motor protector.

Black to number 2.

Yellow to number 6.

White and blue to number 5.

Jumper blue from 5 goes on number 1.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you. We will give this a try.
Expert:  Kelly replied 1 year ago.

You bet, thank you!

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I connected the wires as you indicated; black - 2, yellow - 6, white - 5-jumped to 1. There is an existing blue jumper running from the motor protect tab to a half pin #4. I connected the red wire to the other half tab #4. I started the motor with no load on it. The motor ran for about a second then stopped. Could I have damaged the motor? Should I have removed the a fore said jumper and replaced with the red wire?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
This arrangement pops the house circuit breaker
Expert:  Kelly replied 1 year ago.

Red goes to the motor protector, no jumper.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
By following your wire placements, the motor did not run.
I now have the wires connected as follows
White - Protector
Blue Jumper - 1
Black - 2
Yellow - 6
Red - 5
The motor is now running, but no power to the gas ignitor.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Should Red with blue jumper go to the protector with the Blue jumping to #1. This would bring power to the ignition once the motor starts turning. White is part of the return path; should it go to #5
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
still waiting for an answer.