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Re: Will not turn on..
If it was the motor you would still be able to hear it trying to start. The will make a loud hummmmm. Since it is doing nothing you most likely have a bad thermal fuse.
Other possible problems include the door switch, the start switch, the timer, the breaker in your home. If you need more help, just let me know and I will be happy to try to help you figure it out. Good luck.
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Looks daunting to start with but just done mine,
remove top and all rear covers and rear panel after removing drum split washer, pump hoses, belt and elec connection, remove the drum and you will see where the felt seal goes. i had some felt i cut to 12mm wide and siliconed it in place, left to dry for 6 hrs, now runs fine.
Most dryers have a thermal fuse, which burns out when the dryer overheats, in which case the dryer will either not run at all or stop heating. The fuse is usually located on the vent duct, inside the dryer. A blown fuse will show no continuity when measured with a meter. Before replacing the fuse, make sure the blower wheel is not broken or clogged, and there is nothing blocking the venting.
Note: It is recommended by most dryer manufacturers to replace a hi-limit thermostat when replacing a thermal fuse.
Kenmore, the Front comes off, the back is fixed and rigid.
remove the lint screen
remove the screws that hold the lint screen holder to the lid
there are spring clips at the front corners that can be pressed in with a putty knife or other blunt blade to unlock the top cover.
raise the top
there are screws either side of the front, inside the case points to the front heads to the rear, remove them,
unplug the door switch, lift front off drum and supports and away.
reassemble in reverse
easy access to drum to remove it and replace felt ring, rollers belts.
When you replpace the belt, you should check the felt bearing around the open end of the drum, and the pully/idler wheels as well.
Often the cause of the belt breaking is the extra force needed to turn the drum when the felt or rollers are fubar.
:Heater thermal fuse is blown, not a repairable/resettable item, replace the thermal fuse.
the controller that turns on the heater, is fubar it is a relay with 120v solenoid coil and 120v terminals for the motor and 240v terminals for the heater. the 240v side has fused closed so does not turn off. not a repairable item replace the relay
The scraping noise could be from drum bearings/rollers Check the roller bearings under the rear of the drum, to make sure they still turn freely and have not dropped, check the felt ring at the front of the drum to see if it is worn out
as soon as you started the motor a rush of very overtemperature air travelled down the exhaust duct and melted the thermal cutout screwed on the side of the duct, inside the dryer. These items are between $7-$13, and every washer/dryer parts store has them, there are only 4 or five different ones in all the makes of dryer.
Locate the run relay, and remove it, test with a ohmmeter or battery and bulb, across the load terminals, ALL load terminals should have, no light on the lamp, infinity ohms on the meter, solenoid coil terminals should have about 100ohm on the meter, faint glow on the lamp relays are $18 -$90 (rippoff but some have to use OEM parts)