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can you turn the drum reasonably easy whilst the machine is empty and off . If you can than the drum has no load and the belt is either broken or has come off the drive pulley or the drum . Disconect power cord from socket and remove back off machine ..You know should be able to access drive belt and either replace belt onto drum and drive motor or purchase and fit new belt . It is a good idea to replace a belt that has slipped off and is not broken - belts stretch and its likely to come off again . If this is one with a sealed back then turn it on side and remove base to reach belt .
The Hum most commonly means that the drum belt on your dryer is probably broken There is a simple way to test for this. 1 remove the clothes from the dryer. 2
put your hand inside the drum and turn it. If it is easy to turn,
the belt is broken. If it is difficult to turn, the belt is good. You
may be looking at motor problems.
Almost all of the time, it is a broken belt. The link below has the full procedure for changing the belt. Hope this helps, Best Regards, Mark
The drive belt is broken or the motor's rotor is stuck. Open the door and rotate the drum manually. The drive belt is worn or broken if you can freely rotate the drum. The rotor is most probably stuck if you cannot turn the drum.
Visual check can be done by removing the back panel. Remove the screws holding it to the cabinet and pull it off. Replace the belt if it is worn or broken. Simply wrap it around the drive motor pulley and on one side of the drum pulley. Rotate the drum pulley in such a way that the belt completely wraps around it.
Try to free the rotor if it's stuck by lubricating it and forcibly turning it back and forth until it turns freely. To remove the motor, disconnect the motor wiring harness and ground wire from the terminals and remove the mounting bolt. Pull the motor out of the mounting slots. To reinstall or replace, simply slide it back into the mounting slots and secure it with the mounting bolt.
In some cases, the drum will not spin due to a broken drum pulley. Post it back if that is the case.
The noise is coming from a moving part. There are only a few that normally cause a problem. Also the dryer drum not turning freely is what broke your belt. Here is what I would replace. Drum rollers, Drum slides and idler pulley. You can check these parts before you replace them. If the drum rollers don't spin real easy, replace. If the idler pulley does not turn easy, replace. If the drum slides are worn, replace. Your model may be one with a front drum bearing. If it looks worn, replace.
You may be able to take dryer apart, try turning drum. Listen for the noise and notice if the drum is hard to turn. If so, you may be able to determine if the problem is in the front or back of drum. Keep on mind that the noise might have been the belt slipping due to the drum being hard to turn. Either way, when you have it repaired, it should run with the noise. Good luck.
dryer won't run, but hot air blow and humming when turned on Belt is off, idler is off or broken. Replace the belt and idler. Make sure it is installed correctly with tension on the belt. It will take care of your problem
When I try and start my ge dbb3300eaoww dryer it buzzes as if it wants
to start if I spin it with my hand it will work. I put a new belt on it
and it does the same thing. Motor start switch is bad. This is typically replaceable with out replacing the motor. Will take care of the problem.
My drum will sometimes stop turning in the middle of a cycle, and the
motor just hums. I pause the dryer, open the door, rotate the drum,
unplug and plug the electrical, and then it will usually complete the
cycle. Does that mean the belt is "occasionally" slipping? How do I
check this? Replace the belt. It has stretched to the point it no longer can carry the load. Should consider replacing the idler at the same time. This will take care of the problem.