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Doesn't start and cannot turn drum with hand

Starter hums but will not turn drum. my guess is that something is impeding the dryer drum from turning. I am trying to figure out how to open the dryer to check and see if something is keeping the dryer from turning

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Although Maytag dryers are not one of my specialities, I am inclined to think that your problem is being caused by the start capacitor, which I am sure is fitted to m

Posted on Dec 21, 2008

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    Barry Coates Dec 21, 2008

    Hi I am back again,I pressed the wrong key before I could complete my solution, as I was saying,a start capacitor is fitted to the dryer which gives the motor a boost so to speak to get it going,.

    It is usually found adjacent to the motor, and is a round cylindrical tube about 4" to 6" long, usually plastic.

    It is has a capacitance rating in microfarads,,so it is important that you fit one of the same rating..

    all of the symptoms you describe suggest to me that this is the cause of your problem.

    I will be very interested to know if this solves your prob, so please feel free to leave comment

    Thanks, and merry xmas.

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