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DRYER PROBLEM hit start button motor hums but drum wont turn HELLLLLLLLLLLLP!!!!!!!!!!

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    hit start button heat comes on moter don't turn

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If the drum isn't jammed, you have probably lost a belt.

Remove the rear panel of the machine and look for tattered remnants of a black belt.

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Dryer hit start button and it hums


sounds like a motor is going bad or you have a sock in the blower fan but if it was a sock, it wouldn't work at all

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My dryer will only run if i hold in the door switch button and turn the drum while i hit the start button.


That is a bad sign. If the buzzing starts when you press the start button and stops when you release its almost safe to say that the motor has a dead short or grounded out and causing that to happen. You can check the start switch by getting a multimeter and with the dryer unplugged take the wires off the switch, place a lead on each pin and press the start with meter set for continuity. If it shows continuity when presed and stops when released your motor is shot and needs to be replaced.
Now if you press the start button and the machine starts to hum and continues to hum its possible that something has gotten caught in the blower wheel and binding the motor up. Depending on the make and model the location and access to it vaaries.
If you can turn the drum and then the dryer starts you have a bad motor. The way the dryer works is when you initially push the start button, electricity is sent to the start winding, or stator, of the motor. This will in turn start the motor turning. From there the stator will drop out of the electrical process and at the same time the run winding, or rotor, will take over and the motor will continie to run. Your stator is damaged, has a burn spot, etc so by you turning the drum, the belt around the drum is moved which is attached to the motor pulley. You basically take the place of the stator. Long story short, you have a bad motor.

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I have a whirlpool dryer model # LEP6848AW0 and when you hit the start button it just hums like something is binding. Open the door and hold switch in and hit start button it hums and you spin the the drum...


Hi,

There can be many reasons why your dryer will not start or turn...

The most common causes are the belt breaking or jumping off, or the motor going bad...

Here are a couple of tips that I wrote will help you to figure out why your dryer will not run...

Dryer Repair - The
Dryer is not Turning

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dryer will not start


heatman101

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Press the start button on dryer, it hums but wont turn. With 2 people pressed the start button again, held the door switch, reached in turned the drum, it hummed stopped humming then no more nothing....


Sounds like a weak motor. You'll have to get a new motor installed. They are fairly inexpensive and easy to install yourself on that type of machine if you are handy. Motor is located in the bottom right of the machine, attached to the drum belt through a small pulley underneath the drum next to the motor.

Dec 27, 2009 | Dryers

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i think the belt is slipping bad on your dryer,,
what puzzels me is you say you can here the motor hum? is it a hum? or a buzz?? if its a buzz then its more likley to be the motor as its past its best and it needs if it needs a new motor as well, it would work out cheeper to buy a new tumble dryer

Nov 16, 2009 | Dryers

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Dryer wont run/push power-sounds like it wants to start/nothing


i get this all the time,yes it is the motor,what happens is the motor gets so weak that it will no longer turn the drum it just hums,a motor on ebay runs about $65,your model number if you want to tackle it is inside the dryer door-mike

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yes the start whinding shot,,,replace motor..

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I had the same problem and this is how I fixed it ,,, i did a comfortor ,very heavy when wet .....next day i tried to do a new load ...when I turned start button all i got was a hum... I removed screws just inside door at top of lip this releases top of dryer,,,, exposing drum i rotated drum clockwise to check condition of belt ....looked good ....mine is 7 yrs old ...to soon to be motor problem ....so while turning drum i held start button on and finally motor kicked in and this solved my problem...you might be able to accomplish this without taking of panel ..though you wont be able to see belt ....by turning the drum from inside dryer while someone else turns on start button

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