Question about Whirlpool LER5636P Electric Dryer

1 Answer

The timer runs and I can hear the motor humming, but the tumbler won't turn. The motor hums for about 30 seconds and then it turns off. Every few minutes, I can hear it trying to run but it can't.

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.


    An expert that hasĀ over 10 points.


    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 2 times.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 12 Answers

Check the belt. If it is broken you will need a new one. To check the belt take a flat head screw driver and insert it under the lip of the top at the front about 2 inches in from the corner. Repeat on other side. You will have to hit the end of the screw driver pretty good to pop the top off. Once you pop the top you should be able to see the dryer drum. If the belt is broken it will have fallen to the bottom. You will need to get your model # to get the belt part # but if it is a typical Kenmore dryer the belt # will be 341241. It's a standered belt and any parts dealer should carry it. It will run about $20. The model # is located on the inside of the dryer door. Again if it is a typical Kenmore it will start with a 110.?????. There should be a diagram with the belt on how to install it. Hope this helps.

Posted on Jan 31, 2009

  • rodrigues814 Mar 29, 2011

    the belt is do i get inside to replace the belt


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


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



Related Questions:

1 Answer

We bought a Samsung DV419AV dryer less than a year a go. tonight my wife went down to dry a load of work close for tomorrow and set the drying cycle and pushed the start button. you can hear a hum but the...


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



Aug 01, 2011 | Dryers

1 Answer

Dryer turns on, but with every cycle option, the dry and cooling lights are both illuminated, the former blinking. When I try to start the cycle, I hear a short hum, then nothing. The barrel doesn't turn,...

Possible that the motor capacitor is faulty and not lettingg the start up. Opne and get access and change the capacitor . If you are hearring then hum then when you touch the motor it should be quite warm which confirms the failure off the capaccitor or the winding of the motor.
The timerr runs accordingly not knowing if the motor rotates.
Hope this helps.

Aug 26, 2010 | Kenmore Elite HE3 Steam 8674 Dryer

2 Answers

GE electric dryer not working

It sounds like your motor is failing.You went to turn it on and it hummed... The motor got hot and triggered the safety shut off. When it cools you may be able to get it to hum again. But you will need to replace the motor.
Let me know if I can help you further.

Apr 15, 2010 | GE DWSR405EBWW Electric Dryer

1 Answer

We just purchased a new Samsung Dryer model #DV218AEB/XAA the lights will come on but when you attempt to start the dryer there is a hum, the dryer does not spin, then the hum goes away after a few...

Could be a couple things causing this problem. If you can turn the durm by hand without much resistance then the belt may be too loose. This could be because the spring on the tension pully came off or the belt streached. The humming you hear is the motor spinning. If you cannot turn the drum by hand then something could be stuck between the drum and the frame of the dryer.
I would also check that the dryer is wired correctly, because low voltage could be causing the motor to hum but not turn.

Dec 23, 2009 | Samsung DV218AEW Electric Dryer

1 Answer

Dryer's drum won't rotate, but heat & timer works.

Hello there:
This is normally caused by a belt that has either broke or the motor for the belt has failed and locked up
S o what i would do is to first see if you can manually turn the drum by hand and if so than if you turn on the dryer and hear the motor that turns the drum running or humming you can assume that the motor is ok and that he belt has failed in this case get a new belt and the appliance parts store should be able to give you the proper diagram on how the belt needs to back on but if not let me know and i will be able to get it for you ok? now if you do not hear the motor hum than try to unplug the machine and leave sit for 30 min and than plug it back in and than see if it now tries to run but if no motor sound than youwill know that the motor has either failed and needs to be replaced or that there is a problem with the thermal fuse that is on the controle panel behind the start button ok
i can help if there is any more issues that you need help with.
Hope this is very helpful for you.
Best regards michael

Dec 19, 2009 | Kenmore Dryers

2 Answers

Frigidaire dryer hums when button is pushed in but won't start

ok can u turn the tumbler freely,
if no well there is something stuck in you blower like a sock or something
if the tumbler turns freely
keep the door open and hold the door switch
try pushing the start button
and tuning the tumbler, yes all three at the same time lol you may need a hand
try tuning the tumbler when you hear a hum
if it takes off bad news your start winding on the motor is bad or the capacitor depending on your model
if it does not turn, but the hum continues longer than 1-2 minutes it could be just a belt

Oct 19, 2009 | Frigidaire Electric Dryer

1 Answer

When I push the start button, the unit just buzzes or hums.

You have a broken drum belt. The hum you hear is the motor spinning at high speed.

Apr 21, 2009 | Maytag MDG2706A Gas Dryer

1 Answer


The timer is not advancing itself to the OFF or open cam, which opens points and stops the timer motor.
You will have to replace the timer to correct the issue.

Dave E. (Illeagle)

May 30, 2008 | Dryers

1 Answer

Dryer won't run

Its time to call the repairman. If its the motor humming its either bad or the dryer is froze up and unable to turn causing the motor to hum. Eventually it will trip the breaker.

Nov 06, 2007 | Amana ALG331RAW Gas Dryer

Not finding what you are looking for?
Whirlpool LER5636P Electric Dryer Logo

75 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Whirlpool Dryers Experts

Dan Webster
Dan Webster

Level 3 Expert

8205 Answers

Tim Whalen

Level 3 Expert

3069 Answers

Richard Roth
Richard Roth

Level 3 Expert

9472 Answers

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

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides