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Broken belt

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GOT THE TOP OFF MY DRYER NOW, SO NEXT QUESTION IS, IT ALL TURNS ON FINE BUT THE DRUM DOES NOT MOVE, IF I PUSH START THE DRUM IT THEN ALL STARTS WORKING. BUT I AM HAVING TOO PUSH START THE DRUM FOR EVERY...


The drive motor is the most likely failing. If it was a belt or another drive issue, it would not 'engage' and run even when push started.
I suggest a service call, hope its under warrenty.

Nov 05, 2014 | Dryers

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Maytag gas dryer mdg9306awa anits sounds like it wants to start but doesnot


that is the motor,try this,open the door,push the door switch in with one hand and spin the drum with the other hand while someone else pushes the start button,if by moving the drum the motor does start to run the motor is bad,also you have the neptune style maytag and i don't think there's a belt switch in the model so if the belt broke it could be jammed in the motor,try spinning the drum to help it start if that doesn't work unplug the dryer,open the door,remove the two screws that hold the door on and then remove the other two screws on the opposite side,grab the top of the front panel and pull forwards to remove the front panel,you can leave the door on or lift it up and pull out to remove the door,now look to see if the belt broke,if the belt is rapped around the center of the drum then it isn't broke and it will be the motor,that's a good dryer and worth changing the motor on it.

Jan 25, 2014 | Dryers

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Hotpoint TDC62p is making a buzzing/humming sound and the drum will not spin though it does move if you push it.


Either something is binding the blower wheel up or the motor is bad. The best thing is to take the front of the machine off to access the blower wheel to verify ifanything is indeed binding it.IF not read the next section.
If you can turn the drum and then the dryer starts you have a bad motor. The way the dryer works is when you initially push the start button, electricity is sent to the start winding, or stator, of the motor. This will in turn start the motor turning. From there the stator will drop out of the electrical process and at the same time the run winding, or rotor, will take over and the motor will continie to run. Your stator is damaged, has a burn spot, etc so by you turning the drum, the belt around the drum is moved which is attached to the motor pulley. You basically take the place of the stator. Long story short, you have a bad motor.

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Dryer turns on but does not start when i push the start button. The timer comes on all the buttons light up, light is on inside dryer, but does not start just makes a sound when i hit the start button


if it's a humming sound the motor is bad or something is jammed keeping the motor from spinning.open the dryer door and move the drum by hand if the drum can't be moved the belt could be jammed on something or there's something stuck in the blower wheel.the blower wheel is behind the duct that the lint filter slides into.if you can move the drum then you most likely have a bad motor,try spinning the drum and push the door switch in and have someone else push the push to start button and see if the dryer will start,if the motor has a flat spot it could start like this.let me know what you find

Jul 14, 2010 | Kenmore 62602 Electric Dryer

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Dryer does not start


CHECK DOOR SW,CHECK DRUM BELT, CHECK THERMAL STAD MIGHT BE OPEN

Aug 20, 2009 | Dryers

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Hi, The dryer drum does not start when the start button is pushed unless I rotate the drum to a specific position.


When we had this problem the solution was to replace the motor, the electric coil in the motor had a flat spot which would not make contact and let the motor start. By moving the drum you are advancing the motor away from the flat spot. Hope this helps.

Jul 12, 2009 | Asko T721 Electric Dryer

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Buzzer always on, drum won't start spinning


yes you lneed a motor 150.00 to 200.00

May 28, 2009 | Dryers

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When start button is pushed, hums but does not run. Drum does not turn. Belt is okay


It sounds like it is the motor or a stuck/obstructed blower wheel. You can start by opening the door, push the door switch in, hit the start button & see if you can turn the drum clockwise by hand. This might get it going. if the drum does not move by hand then the problem is probably within the blower. post your findings for a follow up

May 01, 2009 | Dryers

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My maytag neptune gas dryer model #MDG3000AWW When I push the start button on my maytag neptune dryer it sounds like it wants to start but doesn't and then it gets this smell like something is burning?...


It sounds like the drum bearings are seizing up preventing the drum from rolling easily, and when the motor runs, it can't pull the drum belt around the drum that won't turn, so starts squealing and burning the belt.

You need to lubricate/replace the drum bearings, and replace the belt.

Jan 29, 2009 | Dryers

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Dryer won't start when pushing the button it clicks


Could be a broken belt if you hear motor, also can be defective door switch. you can try pushing door switch with finger and press button If motor does not make a sound and pressing door switch does nothing you will need a volt meter and test for power if you hear moter then its broken belt or jambed drum. Try and manually move drum

Jan 14, 2009 | Kenmore 62602 Electric Dryer

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