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Whirlpool dryer will not start

The timer is on, the door switch is working but the drum does not start to turn. There is a whining noise when I depress the start switch...it does this for a few attempts then does not even attempt to try to start...

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Open top panel should flip up two screws at lent trap screen if on top of unit when top panel is up push start button then push drum while you hear that buzzing noise if drum starts it needs a new motor

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The power button is usually called a "start" button. For as long as you hold it down, it provides power to the motor. When the motor gets up to speed, centrifugal force holds the switch closed for you. This is why a quick (short) opening of the door will not stop the dryer and a quick press of the start button will not start the dryer.
This, however, does not explain the noise...
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It may not be your motor that is whining, it may be the drum rollers in need of lubrication or maybe the belt has slipped off of one of the pulleys.

ALWAYS UNPLUG YOUR DRYER BEFORE STARTING ANY REPAIRS
Your problem sounds like drum rollers have flat spots on them or in need of lubrication, or maybe your drum belt has slipped off of the idler arm pulley.
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Remove the electrical console that holds the timer switch, start switch, etc. from the top of the dryer.
Be REAL CAREFUL not to knock any of the wires off of the timer switch.
Then remove the top of the dryer.
Remove the front of the dryer. This will expose the drum and belt.
Remove the drum and belt and this will expose the drum rollers, idler arm
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Be sure to note the route of the belt, this will come in handy when you go
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Check your drum rollers for flat spots or wear, if they have flat spots
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If the drum rollers don't have flat spots or wear on them then they probably
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Reassemble the dryer, plug back in. This should solve your noise problem.
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Sounds like your problem may be a broken belt, or the belt may have slipped off of the motor pulley, or idler arm pulley.
If you have to replace your drum belt and if you have a front loading machine.
Remove the electrical console that holds the timer switch, start switch, etc. from the top of the dryer. Be real careful not to knock any of the wires off of the timer switch. Then remove the top of the dryer.
Remove the front of the machine, this will expose the belt and drum, remove the drum and belt and this will expose the drum rollers, idler arm bracket with pulley, and motor with pulley. Pay attention to the route of the belt, this will come in handy when you go to reinstall the belt and drum.
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I will include these two websites for parts and further help:
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Both also have chat assistance 24/7.
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Sounds like your problem may be the belt may have slipped off of the motor pulley, or idler arm pulley.
If you have to check or replace your drum belt and if you have a front loading machine.
Remove the electrical console that holds the timer switch, start switch, etc. from the top of the dryer. Be real careful not to knock any of the wires off of the timer switch. Then remove the top of the dryer.
Remove the front of the machine, this will expose the belt and drum, remove the drum and belt and this will expose the drum rollers, idler arm bracket with pulley, and motor with pulley. Pay attention to the route of the belt, this will come in handy when you go to reinstall the belt and drum.
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I will include these two websites for parts and further help:
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