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I think that you either have a bad capacitor on the motor or the start winding on the motor has gone bad. If you open the dryer up and look for your motor, look on the outside of the motor for a round or oblong shaped piece that has a couple of wires going to it. If you see that item, you have a capacitor and I would have it checked. If you do not see anything like that, then the motor has an internal start winding and you will need a new motor. Hope this helps!
What you describe is either a failed evenheat board or a failed motor relay.
Please post the complete model number from the machine and I can help you narrow it down. There should be a wiring diagram inside the console with voltage checks also.
check and see if there is any thing in the dryer vent if not.open the door hold the door switch in like the door is shut.have your wife push the start switch in and turn the drum counterclock wise if it starts then the motor has gone bad if it hums still its still the motor.if it does start stop the dryer and try restarting several times sometimes they get a dead spot and it may work for years or may die tomorrow but these are a couple of things to try good luck
This sounds like the motor is bad, or going bad...I would have someone help you try and start it....open the door and hold the door switch in and keep holding the door switch while pushing the knob to start it and at the same time....have someone try and turn the inside drum usually, counterclockwise and see if it takes off....if it does...let go of the start switch up on console(timer),
but keep holding in on the door switch to let it run for awhile...you can shut the door real fast and it should keep running... if none of this works and it still will not start and just hum...the motor is bad
It sounds like the motor was damaged in the flood. You may be able to salvage it by spraying both ends of the motor shaft with penetrating oil several times moving it in between, but you may not be able to salvage it.
Unplug the dryer. Open the control console.Mark and remove the wires from the start switch. Using a volt meter set for continuity,touch meter leads to R1 and R2 while pushing the switch. No reading is a bad switch. Touch meter leads to R2 and CT1. No reading is a bad switch. If the switch checks out good the start windings in the motor are bad.
Sounds like a weak motor. You'll have to get a new motor installed. They are fairly inexpensive and easy to install yourself on that type of machine if you are handy. Motor is located in the bottom right of the machine, attached to the drum belt through a small pulley underneath the drum next to the motor.
When you press the start button you complete a circuit bringing the juice into your dryer to run the motor the igniter or heating elements and what ever else goes whee when your dryer is drying. So if you press the button to complete the circuit then when you let go of the button it would stand to reason that it break that flow and shut it all down. However in a dryer there is something of a centrifugal switch that kicks in and keeps that circuit open and flowing with juice once the drum begins to turn and you let go of the button. That's why in a normal situation if you don't hold the button down long enough the dryer will cut right back off or if you open the door to the dryer to throw something in and close it before it quits turning it will stay running. Sounds like you could add this centrifugal switch to the list of possible culprits in this mystery. O7OUT