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HELP!? GE Spacemaker Dryer timer wiring placement & any other suggestions??
Model Number: WSM2700WEWWW Brand: GE Age: More than 10 years
Long but PLEASE READ and PLEASE SEE IF YOU CAN HELP?? Manufactured 2003 but just removed from box 2-1/2 to 3 years ago, so hasnít been used for long. Had appliance repairman here to repair range and he kindly took a quick look at our dryer; it was making a harsh scratching sound when tumbling. He said it just needed new felts & to check the glides. He was correct. Upper felt was torn and completely off. Replaced both felts with OEM parts, glides were perfect condition. Reassembled & pushed start. Dryer ran smoothly (and quietly!) for 1-2 seconds & blew circuit breaker. ?? Opened control panel and noticed a couple of the wire connectors to the timer were brittle and one was broken & barely hanging on. Stripped just those 3 wires a little further back & replaced the wire connectors. Put wires back on timer, thought for sure in the right place since there were only 3 wires Iíd removed & repaired. Reassembled, pushed start button, ran 1-2 seconds & blew breaker again. Ordered new OEM timer. Installed it the same as the old one (but remember I had already removed 3 of those wires? Maybe I didnít re-wire the old one properly after replacing the connectors??) Iím not an electrician and cannot read wiring diagram. Put it all back together, pushed start button, same problem. Left control panel open as I reset the breaker like 10 times to watch for anything odd when I pressed start...fire extinguisher nearby just in case! ONE time while specifically looking to make sure dryer drum was turning, there was a spark somewhere on the left inside of the open control panel (where timer and push-start button are located), but could not replicate and not sure EXACTLY where spark came from because I was focused on watching the drum. (Yes, it is turning properly but obviously doesnít get far before dryer stops from blown circuit.) One wire connector AT the push-start button [at the end of the light tan wire] looked a little black (thought maybe from spark?), had no odor, but I also noticed one of the [double] gray wires from the start button jumps when I push the start button (not the same as the tan wire that had a slightly blackened end though). Ordered new OEM push-start button. Cleaned semi-blacked connector with a wire brush (came clean easily) and installed new push-start button. Nope. STILL blowing the circuit breaker & turning off dryer after 1-2 seconds. Iím at a loss and back to wondering if I wired it incorrectly the first time when I replaced the three brittle/broken connectors on the wires that go to the timer. All part numbers are correct for model, OEM and brand new. Washer works perfectly.
Can someone please tell me which color wires go to which terminal on the dryer timer?
And any other ideas as to why the dryer would keep blowing the breaker almost immediately after pressing start?
Terminals are labeled C, B, A, R, X, TM, D, E, M (going from top left to bottom left in a backwards ďCĒ shape).
Terminals D & M each have two male ends...one vertical on the left side of each of the terminals, the other horizontal.
Terminals C & B have three male ends, two vertical and a horizontal one in between the two verticals.
Two black wires come directly out of the timer. Have another black wire and an orange wire that are heavier gauge. Then have a more medium-gauged set of wires in (one each) brown, purple, red, blue, a short white *jumper wire* (one male connector on each end), a double light tan (two light tan wires attached to one female wire connector. One of these runs to the push-start button), and a lighter gauge black jumper with some sort of interruptor that reminds me of a diode for certain doorbells.
There are 18 male connections on the timer:
A & E each have one horizontal male end.
D & M have two male ends as mentioned above.
R, X & TM each have two horizontal male ends.
C & B have the three male ends as described above.
13 wires have female connectors. I am counting both ends of the two jumpers in the 13.
5 male terminals will remain unused.
Confused??? I am!
I would LOVE to know for certain which wire goes to which terminal (& which part of the terminal if that matters, for the ones that have more than one male end but only one letter).
I would also LOVE to know if anyone else has any better idea as to why the circuit breaker blows every time I push the start button. This has never happened prior to any of these repairs. This laundry room is a new addition, the other washer and dryer are on separate breakers, and no breakers have ever blown prior to the felt glide replacement
Please help! Iím desperate. We have five daughters and a lot of laundry piling up. We use this as our second washer and dryer and itís a good size so we can get quite a bit of laundry done over the course of a weekend, but having only one working dryer makes it much more difficult and Iím tired of ordering parts that arenít fixing the problem. Hoping not to spend a bunch of money...Iím obviously a do-it-yourselfer whenever possible and so far Iím only set back around $100 thanks to online stores. Bid to replace felts & glides was $180 so Iím way ahead of the game. But 5 daughters will break anyoneís bank account. ;-)
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