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My Matag dryer does not run, but for a while it hummed before starting.

For several months it has made a humming sound before starting, and sometimes took a while to kick in and work. Today, it hummed for quite a while when I pushed the button, but then it totally stopped working. The woman at the parts store suggested a start switch, but also suggested it may be the motor. They do not have the switch in stock so I will need to order it. Is there anything else I should try?

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  • Agazi Dec 30, 2007

    i have a drayer working properly but the clothe are not drying, i guss it looke like the hummed control not woriking. if you have some idea please share me ,thankyou.

  • DoreenD Mar 23, 2008

    My Frigidaire wasn't drying well for a couple of months and then it wouldn't start. I cleaned all the lint from the dryer and the vents and it was really clogged. The drum was very difficult to turn but I finally got it to run. The clothes dried quickly, better than ever. I went to do another load and it wouldn't start again. Do I need to buy another motor or is there a part that can be replaced instead. What would be easier ?

  • Anonymous Apr 07, 2008

    my dryer was on dried all the clothes i put the next load in and it wont turn on

  • dundar Apr 19, 2008

    my dryer is making a humming noise when the dryer is on, it seems like the close don't dry all the way.....sometimes they do tough...what can i do?

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Motors of this sort have a "start" winding, to give them an extra boost to get them turning. Once they're turning, the start winding shuts off. Critical to this is the start capacitor which, when shorted, causes the exact symptom you've described. The motor's "regular" winding gets power (and then hums), but it needs that extra boost to actually start turning. Have someone check the capacitor (with an ohmeter) or check to see if the motor's start winding is open (broken).

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THE DRUM MAKES A SQUEALING NOISE WHEN IT RUNS

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The likelyhood there is a start cap. is low. if its a high end dryer it may have one but the units I work on do not. My guess is a poor start winding in the motor.

Posted on Nov 12, 2007

Capacitor on the motor is faulty.the humming is the motor trying too start.it will be an inexpensive repair

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It doesn't looked like a switch problem. My suggestion : - open the drayer and see if the belt wrapped properly arround motor's pulley and drum and not torn. - Check that drive motor (located on the bottom left side) is turn while operating the dryer. In case the motor is not working, test that he get power. If he receive power - It means the motor is defective. In case he doesn't get power - It look like a switch problem. Good luck.

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