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Won't run 1.start button pushed 2.buzzes 3.won't run

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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

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TheMobilian
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SOURCE: 1.push start button 2.buzzing noise

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

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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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SOURCE: buzzing when push start button

the motor is siezed

Posted on Jun 30, 2009

heatman101
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SOURCE: I push the start button and it just makes a low

Hi,
A dryer may not start for many reasons...
This tip that I wrote will help you to figure out what is happening...

http://www.fixya.com/support/r4460438-dryer_repair_dryer_will_not_start

heatman101

Posted on Apr 08, 2010

heatman101
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SOURCE: when we push the button

Hi,

There can be many reasons why your dryer will not start or turn...

The most common causes are the belt breaking or jumping off, or the motor goingbad...

Here are a couple of tips that I wrote will help you to figure out why yourdryer will not run...

Dryer Repair - The Dryer is not Turning

Dryer Repair - The dryer will not start


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