Question about Dryers

1 Answer

Dryer does not run

When you turn the dryer on, you can hear a humming sound. the drum does not turn. I checked the belt and it is on. 220 at wall outlet.

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Corporal:

    An expert that hasĀ over 10 points.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 18 Answers

Your motor is going out. Try rotating the drum by hand a quarter turn or so and starting it again. If that doesn't work, TURN POWER OFF, take dryer apart and clean the motor. If still not working, it's time for a new motor, they range between $80 - $140 and reletively easy to replace.

Posted on Jan 21, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Dryer only hums when turned on. The drum does not rotate, but the belt is intact.


Hi there. Sounds like it is a dead motor. Check it by measuring the terminals on the motor when you hear the humming sound. If it reads 110VAC on the meter the motor is dead or seized. Might also be the drum that is jammed. Check the drum holes for a screw or something that locks it?

Oct 16, 2011 | Dryers

1 Answer

Drum doesnt turn when turned on, can hear power goes to motor. Hve checked the belt and it is attached and can be maually turned


SOUNDS LIKE YOU HAVE A PULLY ON THE MOTOR SLIPPING IF YOU CAN HEAR THE MOTOR RUNNING, BUT THE DRUM DOES NOT TURN. IF NOT THE PULLY, THEN THE BELT MAY BE SLIPPING IN THE PULLY, BUT THE PULLY IS TURNING. THEN A NEW BELT IS NEEDED. IN EITHER CASE YOU WILL NEED TO ACCESS THE MOTOR AREA TO SEE WHATS HAPPENING. MOTOR COULD BE NOT RUNNING, EVEN THOUGH YOU HEAR A HUM IN IT. BUT, MOTORS NORMALLY RUN LONGER THEN THE LIFE OF THE DRYER.

Feb 20, 2011 | Dryers

1 Answer

My dryer heatsp but the drum wont spin.


Hi,
If you are getting heat but the drum won't turn then the problem is usually with the motor or the belt. If the motor is running but the belt is off or broken then you should hear a faint hum of the motor running and the motor coasting to a stop when you shut it down...
If the belt is off and not broken then check the guides and wheels to make sure that one of them has not come out of alignment or broken throwing the belt off...

Also check out this tip...

DryerRepair - The Dryer is not Turning

heatman101

Sep 15, 2010 | Bosch Nexxt WTMC 3300 Electric Dryer

2 Answers

I push the start button and the dryer makes a humming sound and the drum doesn't turn nor does the dryer turn on


Humming indicates motor is getting weak. If you look in the back compartment of your dryer you can probably see the belt. You can relieve the belt tension and then take the belt off the motor pulley. Once you do this, make sure the belt is out of the way and push the start button. If the motor turns it means it couldn't push the weight and is too weak to run. It make not turn without the belt on it either but you will hear if the sound is coming from the motor. In either case you need a new dryer or new motor if the dryer is pretty new.

May 02, 2010 | Dryers

1 Answer

When Turned on, drum will not spin?


if the motor is running,your belt is the problem.if all you hear is a slight humming noise,you may have a bad motor,or something caught in blower. if the drum turns easily by hand,its probably the belt

Mar 05, 2010 | Frigidaire GLER341A Electric Dryer

1 Answer

Today our dryer quit drying. It hums but is not tumbling.


Dryers are belt driven. Something has locked the drum or motor, and that is why you hear the humming sound. With the dryer turned off, reach inside the drum and try to turn it. It should turn pretty freely. There will always be some drag. If you need a lot of effort to turn the drum, then it is time to investigate what is causing the drag. Probably, something has gotten wedged between the drum and the front wall of the dryer.

If you cannot find anything there, then it could be helpful to remove the outer shell from the dryer and investigate further to find the source of the drag. This requires some mechanical skill, so think carefully if you want to try it or call a service company or simply replace the dryer. A used dryer can cost $100 or less.

Feb 16, 2010 | Maytag Dryers

2 Answers

Hums when turned on-won't turn over


belt may have broke. if you are hearing a humming sound . thats the motor .whitch is good, sounds like the belt broke or slipped off.

Sep 12, 2009 | Kenmore 73952 Gas Dryer

1 Answer

When i turn the on switch i hear a humming as if it is going to start but it does not. my dryer brand is Frigidaire FEQ 332 E s


Depending on the hum you hear (if you hear the sound and it keeps humming) the belt that connects the motor and the drum is probably broken.

If the hum only happens when you turn the on switch, the motor has probably failed.

Aug 31, 2009 | Frigidaire GLEQ642A Electric Dryer

2 Answers

When we push the on button, you can hear a hum,


Sounds like the belt that turns the drum has broken. the hum sound is the motor turning. Does it still get hot in the drum? If so then you need a replacement belt ($15-$25).You can open the rear or the dryer to confirm the belt is broken. Be sure to unplug from the wall outlet to avoid electrical shock.

Aug 18, 2009 | Dryers

Not finding what you are looking for?
Dryers Logo

Related Topics:

54 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Dryers Experts

Dan Webster
Dan Webster

Level 3 Expert

8147 Answers

Tim Whalen

Level 3 Expert

3056 Answers

Richard Roth
Richard Roth

Level 3 Expert

9472 Answers

Are you a Dryer Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...