Question about Kenmore 62882 Electric Dryer
When the start button is pushed, the dryer makes a humming noise which is normally accompanied by the dryer starting up. Now, it doesn't start. The noise stops when the button is released. Occasionally, the dryer will still start up. The sound made me think it was a belt problem. In opening up the back, I found several loose ball bearings at the base of the exhaust fan which made me think it may be more than the belt. It is possible the past owners ran these ball bearings through the dryer - I also found several bobby pins, a few nailes, etc.
Anyway, I read the detailed instructions given by SolutionGuy here:
and was so impressed I felt I needed to post my problem.
I see this all the time the dryer motor is simply to weak to kick in so it humms or sometime starts,a good test to do is flip the top up and push the start button and turn the drum at the same time and the motor should kick in,the dryer has no ball bearing it is on rollers,if you want you can check your local used appliance store and see if they have one or maybe ebay,your model number is inside the dryer door,so to sum it up it is the motor,let me know how you make out-mike
Posted on Apr 13, 2009
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