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Why does dryer spin with door open?

Drum light went out and dryer spins with door open. replaced bulb, will not light..

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Hi Mandy,

The fact that the light bulb is out *and* the drum continues to spin when the door is opened - all point to a faulty door switch.

This switch tells the machine the "status" of the door position. When the door is open, it turns on the light *and* stops / prevents the drum from starting. When closed, the light is shut off *and* the drum is permitted to spin. You should have the switch serviced as if a wire came loose it adds a potential shock hazard - in addition to the safety issue of placing hands into a spinning drum.

Posted on Jul 10, 2013

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the problem is with the start winding on your dryer motor.it is centrifical switch,so if a lint build up gets in that motor switch area it stays on the run winding.pop the top .remove the frount.pull drum.vacume motor out if then starts on own great.other wise you need new motor.parts about 100$God bless,tom

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When installing new belt the belt comes off the right side of the drum and through the idler and around the motor shaft, then up the left side

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SOURCE: Drum not spinning - Asko 7705 Condenser Dryer

I had the same problem......and found a bird stuck in the fan near the motor....Got it out my self by taking off the top hood and unscrewing a few screws at the bottom to loosen the duct from the metal. Now it works fine.

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SOURCE: HOTPOINT AQUARIUS RANGE DRYER DRUM NOT SPINNING

belt tensioner could have a broken spring on it or motor is going bad. It could be a problem with the belt being stretched or oily but probably not- check first.

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SOURCE: F&P AD55 manual dryer -

Hi,

There can be many reasons why your dryer will not start or turn...

The most common causes are the belt breaking or jumping off, or the motor going bad...

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