Model #AES17AWF SPEED QUEEN Residential Dryer

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Q:

Speed Queen (AES17AWF) Dryer starts but won't stay on unless switch is held down?

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I am sorry that you are having some difficulties with your dryer and I will be happy to help. I did some research and I was able to find a link that will provide you with some good information. I hope this helps with your research while you wait for your expert response.

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Joseph P. -
July 24, 2013
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Well I've cleaned the contacts on the external portion of the centrifugal switch, and still the same problems; starts but won't stay on. Heats up, everything works great as long as I hold the button down. Would this be the centrifugal switch on the motor itself not releasing? If so how do I check that?

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PraoWolf -
July 24, 2013
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Alright got a multimeter but I'm having trouble determining how to set it up and test the connections.

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PraoWolf -
July 24, 2013
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Well this keeps getting interesting. Just tested the motor and I get 1.7 from terminals 4,5 (not holding fan clutch) and 3.2 from 4,6 (holding fan clutch down). Which according to the manual is within specs. Someone else told me that the motor and switch seems to be fine if within those specs. But there aren't many internal parts, what else could be the problem that would keep it from staying on? If the heating element heats up, then there wouldn't be anything wrong with it right? Could that keep the dryer from running? If I can't get it running soon, I'm just going to have to return the parts and toss it as I'm moving in 2 weeks and was going to give it to my mom after it was repaired.

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PraoWolf -
July 25, 2013
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Thank you for your question and I understand your concern.

Terminals 5 and 6 on the motor centrifugal switch must close once the motor is running or the motor will not remain running when the start button is released. Also check the yellow wire for any loose or bad connections. If there are no loose or bad connections, I suspect the motor will need to be replaced because you cannot order just the centrifugal switch.

I hope this is helpful. If I may be of further assistance as more details become available, please reply to this post. 

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Joey S -
Sears Technician
July 25, 2013
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not heating aes17awf

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Joseph P. -
June 11, 2013
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Thank you for your question and I understand your concern.

The first thing to check is the two house circuit breakers dedicated for the dryer. Locate the two house circuit breakers and reset both breakers by flipping them both off and on 2-3 times and then see if the dryer will heat. The heating element must have a 220 volt power supply in order to heat.

If it does not heat after resetting both circuit breakers; the voltage supply should be measured and confirmed at the terminal block where the power cord attaches. The terminal block will have three terminals. The voltage supply must measure 220-240 volts when measuring across the two outside terminals. If 220-240 volts is measured, then it could have one of several possible failures preventing the heating element from coming on. Note: I do not recommend making any voltage measurements unless you have experience and feel safe and confident in doing so; otherwise I strongly suggest calling a service technician to properly diagnose and repair your dryer.

If the dryer is getting the proper voltage supply, I suspect a faulty heating element of a faulty thermal fuse. I added an image below to reference with diagnostic and access information. 

I hope this is helpful. If I may be of further assistance as more details become available, please reply to this post. 

 If you get to the point where you need to have a service technician diagnose and repair this failure, you can schedule service through this link: Sears Home Services.

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Joey S -
Sears Technician
June 13, 2013
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Q:

Where can I get a link to a wiring diagram for an Amana/Speed Queen electric dryer?

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There does not seem to be a diagram available for this particular model. The image below contains information from the service manual which tells how to check the timer and motor. The thermostats and element can be checked for continuity with a meter if you have access to one.

I'm sorry the wiring diagram is not available for this model but I hope the information in the image is helpful to you.

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Fred M -
Sears Technician
February 02, 2010

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