Can a buzzer be added to Amana Dryer?


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Old 10-31-19, 11:10 AM
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Can a buzzer be added to Amana Dryer?

I have an Amana Dryer, model NED4655EW0. The Timer has 3 unused connector and the wiring diagram shows an optional buzzer feature, but when I wire it up, and connect a volt meter where the buzzer would be, I do not see 110voltAC for 5 seconds as I would expect. other combinations fail to give me expected results. I hesitate to connect the buzzer I purchased in fear of burning out the timer or worse. I did however test the buzzer with 110 voltAC and it works.Haas anyone had success with this?
 

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Old 10-31-19, 04:34 PM
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Was a repair tech for many years and never saw anybody do this.
 
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Old 10-31-19, 04:46 PM
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Yeah.... me either.

I can probably help you if you post the correct model number.
 
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Old 11-01-19, 09:01 AM
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I have attached a PDF doc of the wiring diagram. the model number is NED4655EW0. Sorry about the other one.

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Old 11-01-19, 03:20 PM
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There is something wrong with the diagram.

The time chart shows T2 and S closing at end of cycle. That makes sense. However if wired as shown..... that is connecting both buzzer leads to hot.

The W and S terminals should be reversed in the diagram.
This way the buzzer gets hot via the black wire and neutral via the timer and the S terminal.
 
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Old 11-03-19, 10:01 AM
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Thanks, This something I suspected but now that I have second eyes on it, I will try it and let you know.
 
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So, I reversed the W and S terminals and the result was 110 voltage steady when the timer is in any run mode. However, I continued to try new combinations and found that terminal B on the lower timer connector (Blue wire) gave me a result that I was expecting. With the S and W connections back to the way it was in the beginning, I was getting a 1 second voltage between the black timer-motor wire and the blue wire on connector B. I hooked up the buzzer and now it buzzes for 1 second at the end of any cycle. And as a side effect, the dryer start button will buzz the buzzer any time the timer setting is in any off position. This works for me!!! Thank You Pete. I attached a modified diagram.

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Old 11-04-19, 06:52 PM
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Hi Sputnik2, could you share what buzzer model you used and where you got it? I have the same dryer(only gas) and wanted to give this a shot.
 
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Old 05-15-20, 09:21 PM
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Welcome to the forums.

In case the OP doesn't stop back..... you can use any 120vAC buzzer.
You can search that and get many hits.
I could leave links to actual dryer buzzers but they're like $30 and more. That's ridiculous.

Do a search for this part. I've used them before. NTE Electronics RB-120.
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Old 05-15-20, 09:45 PM
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Thank you, appreciate the info.
 
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Old 12-25-21, 11:22 AM
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Pjmax, I bought your suggested buzzer. sputnik2, I attempted to wire the buzzer in using your suggestion, but it does not work. I agree with what Pjmax originally pointed out. The light blue wire (connector B) and the black wire from the timer motor are connected together, so placing the buzzer between them gives us a hot-to-hot connection.

Tell me about your Amana dryer NED4655EW. Mine is an NED4655EW and it does not have the white-red wire coming from the push-to-start switch, nor does it have the timer contacts between S and W, best I know.

Is my dryer missing essential components to make your solution work, or am I missing something?

Hopefully you'll see this soon and can offer a suggestion.

DPS-LA
 
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Old 12-25-21, 11:29 AM
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Welcome to the forums.

The dotted lines illustrate wiring that may or not be there.
If it's not there.... where they are connected to is and you can connect your own wiring.

There should be wiring diagram for your unit. Post it for us ......... How to insert pictures.
 
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Thanks for the welcome. I hope everyone had an enjoyable Christmas.

1. The schematic for my Amana dryer is the same as the one sputnik2 posted.

2. Unfortunately, Whirlpool/Maytag decided to cut corners on this promotional dryer (NED4655EW) by having Robertshaw build a cheapie/bare bones version of its timer. Note that the plastic is embossed for lugs S, W and T2, but there are no auxiliary contacts on this timer to accommodate the buzzer. Should anyone here need to replace his timer and find W10745655A online at a price too low to believe, caveat emptor. If you don't like your buzzer, fine, but otherwise, keep shopping.

3. Naturally, I was encouraged to read that sputnik2 wired his timer simply between the blue wire (terminal B on the timer) and the black side of the timer motor and it worked, even though I could not figure out how when tracing the schematic. sputnik2, if you're here and I don't fully understand what you did, please respond.

Here's to the best of 2022 to everyone on this thread.

DPS-LA

 
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Old 12-26-21, 04:26 PM
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I was getting a 1 second voltage between the black timer-motor wire and the blue wire on connector B
Re-read what he posted.

You have the B/blue wire and the black timer wire. Test it with a small wattage light bulb.
 
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Pjmax, I actually put the buzzer between those two points and it was silent.

Look at the diagram. Those two leads are shorted together. It makes perfect sense that there would be zero voltage between them. How sputnik2 got one second of 110VAC between them is beyond me.

Just to make sure there's no confusion, the light blue wire is at terminal B of the timer. The black wire he's connected the other side of the buzzer to is the black wire to the motor in the center of the timer. Is that correct?

Also, sputnik2 mentioned leads connected to S and W. At first they were reversed, then he returned them to the positions as shown in the diagram. I have no leads connected to either S or W because I do not have those contacts.

DPS-LA
 
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Old 12-26-21, 05:25 PM
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I had another idea but when I ran it out.... it didn't work.
 
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I'm going to offer a SWAG as to what sputnik2 did, and I hope he comes back and proves me wrong. But here goes: He added the wires between the white wire on the PTS momentary switch and W, and between S and the blue wire. Then he wired the buzzer between T2 and the blue wire and it worked just as the factory showed that it should on the schematic.

As I said, I hope he traces his wiring and shows us another way that one second of 110VAC can be had at end of cycle without use of the S, W and T2 contacts.

sputnik2, where are ya, bud?

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Just my 2 cents.

The way I read the wiring diagram is that the buzzer works when the unit is in guard mode.
Every time the un it does an tumble the buzzer sounds (T2 to S closed intermittently)
 
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Old 08-21-22, 11:55 AM
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Easy to add a buzzer

After reading all the posts i understood that my cheap Admiral dryer from Home Depot did not come with one originally. I looked at the wiring diagram and it looked like one could be added. I found a used buzzer on Ebay for under $5. I got some 16 ga wire and some clips and attached it to the timer. Could not have been easier. It only buzzes for about 2 seconds, but that is enough. Thanks for all the help.
 
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Old 08-21-22, 12:09 PM
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Welcome to the forums.

Every timer is different and wired differently so that there isn't always a "fits all" solution.
Good yours works. The timer sets the buzzer duration and two to three seconds is normal.
 
 

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