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How to Wire a Dryer Motor Switch


By Dave Rongey - Summary:

Wiring an Dryer Motor Start Switch: Dryer Motor Centrifugal Start Switch, Dryer switch number 3388235 is the motor switch which has 2 sets of terminals, with three wire connections on each side.

Electrical Wiring for a Dryer Motor Start Switch

Electrical Question: I was cleaning inside of my Kenmore dryer, and I removed the drive motor number 3388238.

Thank you very Much.

This electrical wiring question came from: Gad, from Charlotte, North Carolina.

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical question Gad.

Wiring an Dryer Motor Start Switch

Application: Wiring a Dryer Motor.
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced – Best performed by a Licensed or Certified Electrician.
Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools and Voltage Tester.
Estimated Time: Depends on personal level experience, ability to work with tools and connect the 240 volt dryer cord.
Precaution: Identify the dryer circuit at the electric panel, turn it OFF and Tag it with a Note before working with the dryer cord wiring.
Notice: Wiring a dryer cord and making the electrical connections should be done according to local and national electrical codes and using approved materials.

Dryer Motor Centrifugal Start Switch

Dryer switch number 3388235 is the motor switch which has 2 sets of terminals, with three wire connections on each side.

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