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My dyer is not turning. it makes a noise like the motor is trying to turn but does not have enough to do it. my husband took it apart, belt seems to be ok, but when he took off the top he can spin the drum which gets it started for a small load

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  • henrich11 Feb 01, 2009

    Motor sounds like it wants to turn, and when we manually turn it we can get it started, but it will not continue for long. The belt is fine. -We had a technician come and look at ours, they said the motor needs to be replaced. This costs as much as a new dryer! Our dryer is only six years old.

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Either the motor windings have too much electrical resistance or the start windings are shot. Replace the motor and install a new belt while your at it.
TIP OF THE DAY--To reduce the suction draft and drying time your drier and save some cash, remove the lint catcher and take it to the sink. Run water into it, if there is excessive pooling of the water (water not running straight through) then fabric softener is fouling the lint screen. Use a small brush and dish detergent to clean it and then shake off all the water and dry the screen. Remember this tip on future driers and you will make the dryer blower motor last much longer.
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  • DRRXR Feb 13, 2009

    You should be able to find the motor on line, but your correct in that the cost will be around 100 to 140 dollars. Good new driers run around 500 so if you opt to change the motor DIY then change the belt you could luck out and get 3 to 5 more yrs out of it. But you never know what will happen next. If you buy a new drier I recomend one with a stainless drum. If you get a stainless drum drier; then be sure to use a metal flex hose on the vent. The new SS drum unit will be more energy efficient. :?) DRRXR

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