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When I push the start button, the unit just buzzes or hums.

This is a maytag dryer. When I push the start button, the unit hums but the tumbler does not activate. For awhile, after about 5 seconds the unit would start, now it doesn't at all. It is a gas appliance but I'm sure that's not relevant. Thanks

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  • sgraves604 Apr 21, 2009

    Perhaps I wan't specific enough. It starts to hum but when I release the start button the sound goes away.

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You have a broken drum belt. The hum you hear is the motor spinning at high speed.

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  • Nicholas Wilson Oct 19, 2012

    Not necessarily the belt. The hum could be the motor trying to start but not being able to.

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A buzz sound when pushing start


That is a bad sign. If the buzzing starts when you press the start button and stops when you release its almost safe to say that the motor has a dead short or grounded out and causing that to happen. You can check the start switch by getting a multimeter and with the dryer unplugged take the wires off the switch, place a lead on each pin and press the start with meter set for continuity. If it shows continuity when presed and stops when released your motor is shot and needs to be replaced.
Now if you press the start button and the machine starts to hum and continues to hum its possible that something has gotten caught in the blower wheel and binding the motor up. Depending on the make and model the location and access to it vaaries.
If you can turn the drum and then the dryer starts you have a bad motor. The way the dryer works is when you initially push the start button, electricity is sent to the start winding, or stator, of the motor. This will in turn start the motor turning. From there the stator will drop out of the electrical process and at the same time the run winding, or rotor, will take over and the motor will continie to run. Your stator is damaged, has a burn spot, etc so by you turning the drum, the belt around the drum is moved which is attached to the motor pulley. You basically take the place of the stator. Long story short, you have a bad motor.

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MAY MAYTAG DRYER WONT START I HAVE POWER WHEN I PRESS THE START BUTTON IT SOUND LIKE IT SHORTED OUT


HI
Need to know what the unit does, Buzz, nothing? Because if it buzzes it could be a clogged blower or bad motor, its important to know this information.
Please get back to me

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Amana dryer LE 3402W, when pushing the start button, there is a hum and the tumbler does not start. I can push the start button as I hold in the door switch and then reach in and give the tumbler a slight...


Most likely you will end up needing a new motor for the unit I have peronally seen units like you have described with the hum sound and done the exact same thing spining the drum and then the motor catches hold and turns for a short time. The motor in this case is starting to seize up and you will have to replace the motor in the unit or it will stop turning completly. If you have any further questions message me back and please also remember when our chat has fully concluded to rank how this opinion has helped it allows me to continue helping others in similar situations in the future Thanks Rick

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My dryer doesnt work. the tumbler doesnt turn. when you push the start button it sounds like its going to start but it doesnt move


hi check the belt maybe broken or if you just hear humming maybe motor. dose it heat at all? jim

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Model DVL223 GE dryer buzzes / hums when the start button is turned, but does not start or turn the tumbler tumbler moves freely by hand from inside


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When I push the start button the drum seems to be stuck but I can pull on the belt and it goes around.


It could be that you have a drive motor problem, Ive seen this before. Sometimes the dryer will make a buzzing or humming sound when you push the start button.

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ok can u turn the tumbler freely,
if no well there is something stuck in you blower like a sock or something
if the tumbler turns freely
keep the door open and hold the door switch
try pushing the start button
and tuning the tumbler, yes all three at the same time lol you may need a hand
try tuning the tumbler when you hear a hum
if it takes off bad news your start winding on the motor is bad or the capacitor depending on your model
if it does not turn, but the hum continues longer than 1-2 minutes it could be just a belt

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sounds as if the motor is not starting,try to turn tumbler manually.if tumbler turns but motor does'nt start check motor.

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Hi, it sounds like you have a bad motor. You can try and open the door, hold the door button while having someone push the start button. Try turning the drum with your hand while these buttons are pushed and see if the dryer starts. It sounds like the start winding has gone bad.
If the drum will not turn, remove the front panel of the dryer and see if something has gotten into the blower wheel to stop it.
I hope this helps you. Please let me knwo if I can assist you further.

Vic

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