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Frigidaire dryer drum wont spin. Turns on and hums. Thermal fuse and thermostat test good and the belt looks fine.....any suggestions

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I assume you mean it completely shuts off. If the motor switch or belt switch were bad the dryer wouldn't start at all. the 2 thermal fuse are not resettable so they cannot correct themselves either. sounds like the motor overheating, this could be due to poor airflow.
usually caused by a poor vent system (non metallic or many elbows), or a bad motor. If motor squeals after 10 or 15 minutes (or less) it is likely bad. occasionally an old lint filter becomes clogged if you use dryer sheets, pour water on it and see if it holds in the filter. if so it should be replaced. you could scrub it in hot soapy water as a temporary fix or test.

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if you thermal fuse is gone then the dryer will not start(you can bypass the fuse by taping the wires together and test it, then buy a new fuse as if left bypassed it will cause a fire), it is recommended to change both. Here is a picture hope it helps Tim:

http://www.applianceaid.com/pictools/thermalfuse&stat.JPG

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Hi How old is it , ? and dose it soun like the motor is running but not turnning the drum ? this would be a bad belt , you will need to do some more investagating for me to help you

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Hello Dom - Being that you have narrow down some possibilities, here are a few simple troubleshooting tips that may help you get to the root cause:

1. Make sure the dryer is plugged into outlet, and plugged in correctly.

2. Is house fuse blown or circuit breaker tripped? Replace fuse or re-set circuit breaker.
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Thermal Fuse The thermal fuse helps to prevent a dryer fire by shutting off power to the dryer if it overheats. If the dryer won't start check this fuse first. Test the thermal fuse with an ohm meter or continuity checker. This is the most common part to fail when the dryer won't start. Once the thermal fuse has blown, it has to be replaced. It can not be reset.

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