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Kenmore 90 Series Dryer start button humms, but that's it.

I have a Kenmore 90 series Dryer. A few days ago when I was doing laundry I would push the start button and it would struggle to get going, but it would go. BUT it would also stop before the time was up. Now when I push the start button it just hummms and won't actually start working.I have taken the dryer apart (to see if the belt was broken...it's not.) I have cleaned everything out...lots of lint. If I put things back together, will it work? If not, how much will repairs cost? Or should I just buy a new one. It's 10 years old.Thanks!

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  • brandiginn Mar 11, 2009

    THANK YOU Mike!



    It WAS the motor. AND we fixed it!!! The motor was $150. I took the whole dryer apart. My husband and I both removed/replaced the motor and then put the dryer back together. We took a few close up pictures along the way so we could "see" how the wiring went back together.



    And the moment of truth...pushing the start button. ;) It all came back on and seems to be working fine.



    We'll see if there are any problems today as I attack the massive laundry build up by my family of 6.



    Thanks for your help!



    Brandi

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MOTOR HAS GONE BAD,IF YOU WANT TO TACKLE IT THE MODEL NUMBER IS INSIDE THE DRYER DOOR,YOU MIGHT FIND A GOOD DEAL ON EBAY OR GO TO SEARS.COM UNDER APPLIANCES,LET ME KNOW AND I WILL HELP YOU WITH IT-MIKE

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  • MIKE major Mar 11, 2009

    gret job,always check ebay or your local appliancex part store first for the best prices-mike

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