Question about Kenmore 63942 Dryer
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.
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
Posted on Jan 18, 2009
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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.
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