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Frigidaire Dryer My frigidaire dryer wont tumble. I turn the on switch and it makes a humming noise but won't turn? Any idea what the problem is? Thanks,

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  • belcher458 Feb 02, 2009

    I have a frigidaire dryer that just quit working. All it does when I push the start button is hum. I can turn the drum with my hand easily. I thought it might have gotten hot, so I gave it some time but still nothing. Please help me I am a family of 5. I can't go without a dryer. It's only a year old.

  • mwhite4445 Apr 22, 2009

    I have a Frigidaire FEQ1442ES front loader and when i press the start buttom it makes a humming noise but won't turn. I confirm that the belt is fine and my husband turned it back on and it was working but some of the lint blew around and a piece caught fire!!! So, we are still trying to get it working properly again.

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    it will tumble and heats up but after about 5 minutes makes this noise

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If Dryer does not tumble , check the following:

" It won't tumble If your dryer doesn't tumble, check these:

Belt
Motor
Door switch
Belt Dryers have a drive belt that turns the clothes drum. If the belt breaks, the drum stops rotating. Then you need to replace the belt, and often the idler pulley, because the pulley tends to wear out at the same time.

Click here for a belt installation diagram.

Motor If the dryer motor only hums when you press the Start button, the motor may be burned out. Here's how to test the dryer motor:

  • Remove the belt.


  • Check for obstructions in the blower fan housing.


  • Manually rotate the shaft of the motor.


If the motor is very stiff, or impossible to rotate manually, and the blower fan housing is clear, you need to replace the motor.

If the motor rotates freely, run the motor momentarily with the belt removed and the blower in place. If the motor runs fine with the belt removed, there may be a problem with the idler pulley or the clothes drum. Try to rotate the drum by hand. If it is very difficult to move, correct any problem with the rollers or pulley, and then reassemble the dryer and try it again.

If the motor hums but doesn't rotate on its own even with the belt removed--yet you can turn it freely by hand--you usually need to replace the motor or the motor start capacitor.

Door switch Your dryer can't operate at all if the door switch is defective. It's inside the dryer main housing near the door frame. Sometimes you need to raise or open the top or front of the dryer to reach the switch. If it's defective, you need to replace it."Source Repaiclinic

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I have a Frigidaire LEQ2152ES0. When I pressed the start it just hummed. I pulled out my manual and found that it has a switch inside that gets tripped. We pulled the dryer out, took off the cover on the back at the bottom left to be able to see inside. There is a little switch in there that can be reset. We flipped the switch, plugged the dryer in and it now works. My dryer is a little over a year old.

Hope this will solve your problem. Let me know.

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Is't a bad switch

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The humming sound leads me to belive your motor is working fine and your door switch is OK. So the problem is most likely a broken belt.

While I don't know about your specific dryer, most dryers are set up the same. I just replaced the belt on my Maytag LDE8404ACE. It was easy. The hard part was cleaning out 14 years worth of lint and fuzz that coated everything inside. Here's the instructions:

1. Unplug the dryer or disconnect power.
2. Remove the front panel. There are two screws, each is about 4 inches up from the bottom of the front panel. Unscrew them. Then hold the front panel along the bottom edge and pull it away from the dryer. Once it's away enough, the clamps along the top will pop and disengage from the dryer. Be sure to note the wires connected to the door switch are connected to the dryer. Disconnect them if you need to move the panel away from the dryer.
3. With the front panel off, you should be able to reach inside the dryer to remove the old, broken belt.
4. Remove the tumbler from the dryer. It's held in place by the tumbler front which is secured by 4 screws, 2 on each side. That piece will pull straight out toward you. With the tumbler front out of the way, the tumbler itself will come straight out as well. I recommend taking it out and cleaning the inside of your dryer while it's open. A vacuum hose works great. Also, check the pulley and the back two wheels that the tumbler rests on to make sure they turn easily. If not, you may want to grease them. Also, it's normal for the idler pulley to appear to be loose and wiggle in place. Once a new belt is installed, it's under tension from the spring so any play that exists shouldn't be a problem.
5. put the new belt around the tumbler with the smooth side of the belt against the tumbler. Use the old belt marks on the tumbler to align the new belt. It's easier to hook the belt to the idler pulley and motor pulley from the back. So we'll get to that part in a minute. Just let the belt hang loose for now.
6. Reinstall the tumbler front and secure with the 4 screws you removed earlier.
7. Reconnect the wires to the door switch, if you removed them earlier.
8. Reinstall the front panel, reversing the steps you took to remove it in #2 above.
9. Go to the back of the dryer and remove the access panel along the bottom right hand side.
10. From there, reach in pull the dryer belt around the idler pulley. Then take the belt on the left side of the pulley and move both the belt and the idler pulley to the right, until you can get the grooved side of the belt onto the motor pulley. I've attached a diagram with instructions.
11. Once connected, manually turn the tumbler so that the belt will align and make sure the tumbler turns as easily as it did when you first removed it.
12. If the belt looks good and you've manually turned the tumbler at least one full revolution (to ensure the belt didn't get twisted), then plug the dryer in and turn it on to make sure it works correctly. If so, then re-attach the access panel on the back of the dryer. You're done!
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I repaired appliances for 6 years and frigidaire is what we delt with and sold... The humming when you press the start button is usually an indication of your motor windings going out. And the fact that it ran one day at a later time just means it is in the process of going out and when it gets over heated the motor will not work. So a motor replacement is what you need.

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