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Every dryer I ever worked on had a belt that turned the drum. There is a motor with a pulley, a spring loaded idler pulley, and a belt. Look around for a broken belt and replace it, if it is broken. It might have just slipped off the idler pulley. If it has slipped off, re-install it the way it goes. Look in your owners manual for a belt diagram for your dryer. Sometimes, they are pasted on the inside of the dryer case. I hope this helps. Garcuda
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 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.
The clicking noise is probably the timer switch working ok...no problem there
Sounds like you could have a broken belt, that will keep your drum from turning.
If you have a front load machine, remove the front, that will expose the drum. You should see the belt on the drum, if it is not there then it is broken.
You would then remove the drum and replace the belt, while your at it you should go ahead and lube the drum rollers at the shaft with a good grade of machine oil...Like 3 in One oil...it will extend the life of the rollers and help to keep them from making noises later.
I hope this helps
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.