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Manage My Life

FISHER PAYKEL DE08-US1
replaced drum bearing and felt gasket and now wont start. checked door switch and seems ok. no wiring diagram so ive gone as far as i can

by Manage My Life Last activity date:
September 22nd, 2010
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your welcome, glad to hear you got it fixed. anything else just let us know.
by Manage My Life
September 22nd, 2010
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all good. a loose connection on the start switch fixed it.

thanks for the help!
by Manage My Life
September 22nd, 2010
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You’re certainly welcome & thank you for the 5 stars?. You have a good idea on checking L1 at the start switch. From there across to the brown/yellow on the door switch you should read 120volts with the door closed & the timer set. Good luck & get back with us if you need more help.

Remember to disconnect power before attempting access & use extreme caution when checking voltage.
by Manage My Life
September 21st, 2010
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thank you very much, biker dave.

this is just what i need. i found a typical wiring diagram where i saw they are switching neutral for the door interlock and the light. after i replaced the burned out bulb i see the light circuit works. the other interlocks are much more difficult to reach without removing the drum. i will have to do that and ohm out the start circuit. i looks like the idler spring switch is in the seal-in circuit so it should start regardless of its position.. only other possibilities i can see are L1 dead or overload protector. thing was working great before i decided to replace the bearing. i can check L1 at start switch. hard to imagine overload protector is open.

anyway, thank you very much for the diagram. i feel confident i can get somewhere now.
by Manage My Life
September 21st, 2010
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On something like this you will need a wiring diagram & a meter to find the root cause of the failure. I am providing you with a wiring diagram that has the path of voltage to the motor outlined. Everything in the path has to read closed continuity on the ohmmeter. I suspect the belt switch or a wiring harness problem.

Remember to

disconnect power

to the dryer before attempting access.

If you do not feel confident repairing this problem yourself, then you can have it repaired at your home by a Sears technician. Here is a link for the website:

Sears Home Services

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SAFETY NOTICE: Be sure to disconnect power to the appliance before performing any repairs. If you are not comfortable with doing any voltage checks that might be recommended, please contact your local service provider for repairs. Be aware that there could be sharp edges inside the appliance that could cause cuts or other injuries to yourself or others.
by Manage My Life
September 21st, 2010
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Understanding how a washer works can be difficult. While your waiting on an expert response you can visit the SearsHomeServices website to schedule service. I have provided the link below. I hope this helps!
Answered in 16 minutes
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September 20th, 2010
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