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Drum will not spin

I can select everything, but when I push the start button, nothing happens. The timer still counts down and there is a faint clicking everyso often

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While most Samsung dryer component failures will generate a trouble message on the display, a failure of the hi-limit thermal protector won't. If the hi-limit thermal protector has opened, it directly interrupts power to the drum motor. As a result, you can start a cycle using the buttons, the 'brain' will turn on the relays controlling the motor ( the faint clicking sound ) and run the cycle timer, but the motor can't actually run. And without drum rotation being sensed, the burner won't turn on either.
Solution is to replace the hi-limit thermal cutout, which is located on the 'nose' of the blower assembly next to the dryer temperature control thermistor ( which is slightly larger than the hi-limit thermal cutout ).
Also note that the usual cause of a hi-limit thermal cutout failure ( or a thermistor failure ) is ducts restricted by lint ... both the burner exhaust duct as well as the blower intake duct. Both should be disassembled and thoroughly cleaned while you have the dryer apart.

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