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It won't start

I turn the start knob and it makes a humming noise, but it won't start. Any suggestions?

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  • Anonymous Nov 06, 2007

    I turn the start knob and it the motor clicks on but the tumbler won't spin. I checked the belt and it's fine. i can't turn the tumbler by hand when the dryer is on, there is too much resistance.

  • barbm_wire Sep 18, 2008

    Ihave the same problem, the drum will not turn when you turn the start button. I did as you said and tried to turn it while turning the start button, it went for a little bit, but now smells like something burnt, so I unplugged it. Is it the motor, the bearing or the rollers, my belt is fine.
    Any help would be appreciated.



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Sounds like the motor start winding or motor relay is bad.. or something caught in you exhast blower. See if you can turn the drum with your hand.. if so you can try, helping it take off while having someone turn the start knob if it starts you know its the motor

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