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Dryer making a buzzing sound in the console but not running

Started to use last night but would not start. When you push the knob in to start it clicks and you can hear buzzing in the console area but nothing else. I fliped the breaker, plugged and unplugged the dryer, turned the tub several times manually with no problems, held the door switch down and still hear the buzzing. Took the back off and nothing is melted off. I took the back of the timer off and nothing on the plastic gear is stripped. I sucked the lint out. What should I look at next?

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  • irnford Mar 03, 2009

    that was the exact problem. part cost $15. easy to remove and install. thanks so much. save me $500 for a new dryer.

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Unplug the dryer.
Remove the rear panel.
Look on the exhaust vent for a failed fuse.
It will be narrow and about 1 and 1/2 inches long.
Remove the 2 wires and jump them together.
Plug in the dryer and start it.
If everything works OK replace the thermal fuse.

Posted on Feb 28, 2009

  • steve
    steve Mar 03, 2009

    Another happy customer.

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