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Post# 1019480   12/30/2018 at 11:47 by bellalaundry (Hamilton, Canada)        

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I got this the other day. I thought I would share some pictures while the top is popped open. I've connected 110v to it.

I think it needs a new timer, relay, and motor intake filter.

The dryer works (except for timer) when I squeeze the relay together!


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Post# 1019484 , Reply# 1   12/30/2018 at 12:19 by 114jwh (Vancouver)        

Very nice machine - congratulations!

However, it doesn't appear you have wired it correctly based on your picture if you have it connected to 120V.

Post# 1019485 , Reply# 2   12/30/2018 at 12:34 by 114jwh (Vancouver)        

Here is a link to a thread about connecting a 240V dryer to 120V. This could be why your dryer isn't working correctly. Be careful with electrical wiring and make sure you check the wiring diagram.

Hope you get that cool Westinghouse dryer up and running! Good luck :)


Post# 1019489 , Reply# 3   12/30/2018 at 13:59 by bellalaundry (Hamilton, Canada)        

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I am following the diagram that is pasted on the back of the dryer. It shows installation for both 110v and 220v.

John L. had suggested an alternative method but nothing worked.

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Post# 1019533 , Reply# 4   12/30/2018 at 19:00 by turquoisedude (Ogden & St-Liboire (where??), QC, Canada)        

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Guy, the timer escapment mechanism could just be gummed up. The timer on my 'ol 53 CD-6 didn't seem to run either, but I shot some WD-40 into the escapement and that loosened it up. It's been running for nearly 9 years now.

Post# 1019545 , Reply# 5   12/30/2018 at 21:36 by 114jwh (Vancouver)        

That's definitely what it says! Sorry Guy, I was incorrect then. So I'm missing something - how does the black line get power? Do these have a switch or setting somewhere perhaps to select 120V vs 240V? What John was saying is the same as I had learned, you have to put a jumper wire from one of the hot terminals to the neutral to get it to run correctly (or move the wire itself). But maybe Westinghouse did it differently?

Post# 1019569 , Reply# 6   12/31/2018 at 07:52 by turquoisedude (Ogden & St-Liboire (where??), QC, Canada)        

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Dumb question - have you checked the door switch? I remember having a 'no run' situation after moving mine. I managed to disconnect a wire to the door switch - it wouldn't run and I only thought of checking the door switch AFTER I'd practically torn the timer apart!

Post# 1019572 , Reply# 7   12/31/2018 at 08:36 by bellalaundry (Hamilton, Canada)        

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The dryer is functional, kinda. I put a couple of rubber bands around the relay so the contacts connect. So now when I turn the timer the dryer runs...heat, fan and drum. But the timer does not advance and surely the relay isn't doing anything other than letting the electricity flow thru.

Once I remove the timer Paul, where did you squirt the WD?

I'm wondering if when you pull to start, that it should actuate the relay to press the contacts together and get the dryer going?? The relay looks a little like a solenoid.

Whatcha think?

Thanks guys...

Post# 1019588 , Reply# 8   12/31/2018 at 11:32 by turquoisedude (Ogden & St-Liboire (where??), QC, Canada)        

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Guy, sorry this picture isn't better but what I did was first remove the timer motor from the timer box, then I shot the WD40 into the opening where the timer motor gear engages with the escapement. I turned the timer dial a few times gently and that seemed to free up the escapement.

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Post# 1019605 , Reply# 9   12/31/2018 at 14:51 by moparwash (Pittsburgh,PA -Next Wash-In...June 2019!)        

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The dryer should start by using the 'Pull to Start' knob, which engages a solenoid behind the knob. Make sure the knob pulls in and out without sticking and that the plunger(see arrow) fully engages when pulled out all the way. W sure loved to use solenoids on their laundry equipment!

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Post# 1019845 , Reply# 10   1/2/2019 at 17:42 by bellalaundry (Hamilton, Canada)        

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So I got the timer motor to spin, sort of. I did soak it with contact cleaner and then some WD 40 (Thanks Paul) From a stopped position, it might start, but sluggish, then get up to speed. If I nudge it, it works OK.

Pulling the knob still does nothing, so I guess the plunger/solenoid isn't working. I have it compressed with a couple of rubber bands, so when I turn the timer knob it just starts the dryer. As for the door switch the dryer does shut down when the door is open, and turn on when shut.

So I'm thinking I shouldn't close up the top until the timer motor works well on it's own. Also, I don't know what to do with that solenoid?


Post# 1021081 , Reply# 11   1/13/2019 at 20:40 by bellalaundry (Hamilton, Canada)        

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Evidently I didn't soak it enough! I have done so, and now the timer motor works reliably each time.

Time to close everything up and install!

Thanks all who helped! Thanks Paul for the advise to soak the timer motor.


Post# 1021124 , Reply# 12   1/14/2019 at 08:38 by turquoisedude (Ogden & St-Liboire (where??), QC, Canada)        

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Yay! Glad you got it freed up Guy! You'll enjoy using this dryer, I am sure.

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