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How do i test the sensor on the blower fan on my dryer

Makes a buzzing sound, but motor doesn't start. Will spin freely by hand.

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If the motor is hummming or buzzzing it most likly the motor or a bad wire conection to the motor.


you can try to turn the drum by hand and retry to start the machine.. if this does work, you have a bad spot on the motor and if it does not and you can verify the noise is coming from the motor then the motor is most likley bad.

Posted on Oct 06, 2010

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