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Dryer needs extra boost to get started

When I turn the start switch, it makes the usual noise but doesn't start. If I take off the top and give the drum a good push while starting, it will start turning and dry normally. Is there a capacitor or another replacable part that gives the motor an extra boost to get started, or do I have to replace the whole motor? I got a $310 quote to replace the motor, and I can get a new equivalent dryer model for $360.

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How hard is it for the drum to turn? Have you checked the glides as seen in this video?
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Posted on Jan 08, 2013

  • Stephanie Walker Jan 08, 2013

    Thanks for replying and for the link. If empty, it is easy to turn. With wet clothes, it needs a good push or two to get started. Once turning, it performs fine.

  • Dan Webster
    Dan Webster Jan 08, 2013

    The front of the drum has glides on a plastic bearing. Check out my blog page which shows what to dohttp://appliancejunk.blogspot.com/2011/0...

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sounds like a motor these Do not use a starting capacitor, they use very small Gage wire for the start windings ..You can get a new motor for about 130.00 dollars if you decide to replace it I would advise you to also order a new blower wheel ,, after time the blower wheel has a way of seizing its self onto the motor drive shaft and 90% of the time you have to destroy the blower wheel to get it off it adds about 25.00 to 30.00 more to the job but you will be glad you did

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SOURCE: drum not turning

no brushes in those motors you need new one or different dryer

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SOURCE: Motor does not start the drum turning

starting capacitor

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SOURCE: I think I need to replace the starter capacitor,

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SOURCE: dryer was making high pitched squealing noise and now won't run

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