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halmcgregor 09-30-2012 08:05 PM

Affinity Dryer Push Start, makes 60 Cycle Hum, does nthing else.
 
Lights work, push start, just makes a 60 cycle hum and nothing else happens.

denman 10-02-2012 01:34 AM

Please check you model number as I cannot find any info on the unit.
Are you sure that it does not have one too many zeros.

Is the hum from the motor, see below if it is.

Try turning the drum by hand. Should turn fairly easily. If not could be the drum is jammed for some reason. You may want to try this on a couple other dryers to get a feel for it.
If it is difficult to turn run your fingers around the back and front of the tub to machine seal. To see if something has jammed between the tub and frame (bra wires are famous for this). Be careful in case the object is something sharp.
If nothing is jammed in there you will have to open it up and find the cause.

If it rotates OK.
This may take 2 people
Open the door
Manually hold the door switch closed
Push the start button and manually rotate the drum in the correct direction.
Watch your knuckles in case it starts up.
If it does start up, odds are high that you need a new motor.

Could also be that the motor is jammed solid with lint and this is preventing the Start/Run centrifugal switch from resetting (the unit is trying to start with out the motor's start winding in circuit.

halmcgregor 10-02-2012 08:14 PM

Affinity Dryer push start, makes hum, more information needed
 


Quote:

Originally Posted by denman (Post 773117)
Please check you model number as I cannot find any info on the unit.
Are you sure that it does not have one too many zeros.

Is the hum from the motor, see below if it is.

Try turning the drum by hand. Should turn fairly easily. If not could be the drum is jammed for some reason. You may want to try this on a couple other dryers to get a feel for it.
If it is difficult to turn run your fingers around the back and front of the tub to machine seal. To see if something has jammed between the tub and frame (bra wires are famous for this). Be careful in case the object is something sharp.
If nothing is jammed in there you will have to open it up and find the cause.

If it rotates OK.
This may take 2 people
Open the door
Manually hold the door switch closed
Push the start button and manually rotate the drum in the correct direction.
Watch your knuckles in case it starts up.
If it does start up, odds are high that you need a new motor.

Could also be that the motor is jammed solid with lint and this is preventing the Start/Run centrifugal switch from resetting (the unit is trying to start with out the motor's start winding in circuit.

You are correct the model # is LEQ6000ESO. It runs perfectly, heats like it should, etc. if you manually rotate the drum to start. I was hoping to see a start capacitor in the schematic. Is the start/run centrifugal switch internal or is it replacable? Thank you for your help.

denman 10-03-2012 01:36 AM

Here are your parts, includes a wiring diagram.
Replacement parts for Frigidaire LEQ6000ES0 Frigidaire/dryer | AppliancePartsPros.com

I was hoping to see a start capacitor in the schematic.
As you can see there is no capacitor the motor.

Is the start/run centrifugal switch internal or is it replacable?
No you have to replace the motor (item 28 in Section 4)

Open the unit up just to be sure that lint etc. is not preventing the centrifugal switches from activating.

Also before ordering a motor check the belt, drum seals, internal seals, rear support bearing etc. so you have an idea what a basic overhaul will cost.
The unit may not be worth fixing if it needs lots of parts and.or is in poor shape.


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