Question about Kenmore 659 Electric Dryer
If "won't run" meaning; "does not tumble/spin" this can be a couple things;
1. Defective Drive Belt (Likely): Broken or jammed (not properly attached to motor/pulley). Nothing will happen when pressing start; unit will not heat or rotate/tumble. "Normal ware and tear"
2. Defective Door Switch (Very likely) - Very common due to constant "slamming" of door. The door switch enables power to be passed through-out machine when door closes for safety purposes. Switch located at door area and can be tested for continuity. "Nothing will happen when pressing start; unit will not heat or tumble/turn". * Fairly easy to replace; two mounting screws.
3. Defective/Jammed Motor (Rare, but possible): You may hear a "humming noise" and burning smell. Also, excessive lint in blower housing may jam the motor from rotating. "Does not come on; does not tumble/turn"
Remember to disconnect power from unit before servicing.
Posted on Jan 27, 2009
Reach inside and turn the drum by hand. If it is hard to turn then find out what is wrong. oil the wheels replace the slides. If the motor is locking up drill some holes and oil the bearings. Work the motor loose and retry.
Posted on Jan 27, 2009
The motor is weak and needs replaced, don't hold the start button too long or you may smoke the motor's thermal protection and it could get smokey and stinky. Make sure you can get the blower wheel off before you make a run for parts, sometimes you have to break them off the shaft. : (
Posted on Sep 17, 2008
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Posted on Apr 08, 2010
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Posted on May 20, 2011
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