Question about Dryers
Dryer is brand new, rotated for about a minute then quit. Can hear the
dryer motor running I believe. Drum is hard to move when dryer is off.
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Dec 15, 2011 | Whirlpool Dryers
If you hear the motor humming and not starting at all it most likely has a severe friction problem with the drum or motor. It could possibly have some type of garment jamming the blower wheel preventing the motor from starting too.
Open the dryer door and manually rotate the dryer drum counter clockwise (CCW). It should take very little effort to rotate the drum. If it's hard to rotate that could explain why the motor hums instead of starting up. If it turns freely, shut the door and see if will start. If it still hums and not start it may have bad motor or a low voltage supply to the motor.
Jan 24, 2011 | Maytag MDG6000 Dryer
You might have a motor failing. Before you order parts, you need to check some things. Disconnect the electrical power from the dryer. Two spring clips hold the top down on your dryer. Insert a putty knife or a small screwdriver into the crack between the cabinet and the top. About 2-3 inches in from each side is a spring clip. Push in on the clips and they will release the top from the cabinet. Lift the top and let it rest against the wall behind the dryer.
Rotate the drum slowly by hand and listen and feel for hard places. The drum should turn smoothly and fairly easily. You will be turning the motor and the blower wheel as you rotate the drum and if something is inside the blower housing you should hear it rubbing or moving around.
If nothing is wrong in the blower wheel or the drum bearings, the motor will be your problem.
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