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Dryer just hums

Dryer hums when the temp selector/timer switch is turned before push button switch is pushed. Drum is not turning. Manually hold door switch and turn drum by hand and it stops when I stop turning.

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There a part inside the dryer called a capacitor i'm not sure where about on your dryer where is located but they are usually sit right next to the motor it might be white in colour with 2 clips coming off it chnge it good luck

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Posted on Jan 18, 2009

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