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Won't Spin Drum

Dryer makes noise like it wants to engage. 2 days ago, I had to open the door, manullay spin the drum, close the door and push button to operate. Now it won't engage. Only noise is motor trying to turn the drum, i assume. This am, tried again and smelled of rubber burning. Start at belt replacement or machine replace?

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The problem could be a list of things . Let's start checking the belt , it coul be that the belt is broken or something is keeping it from doing its job ( a piece of clothing coul be stuck) due to the burned rubber smell you detected. It coul also be the electrical door switch and After checking the three first steps then comes the motor part lets hope is not . Good luck

Posted on Nov 20, 2013

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SOURCE: Motor Pulley Squeeling - Maytag MDG5500AWW

try spraying wd 40 on the motor ends to see if it will stop if not try the rollers normally they go bad and make the belt squeel.

Posted on Jun 18, 2009

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SOURCE: Maytag Dryer won't start withouth me turning the drum.

Good day. Ugly problem.
My first choice would have been the motor, but.......
Here is the process, it might help you.
The power to the motor goes first to and thru the door switch. It then returns to the timer.
When the timer is turned to any running position, power leaves the timer where it is split into 2 leads.

One of the power leads goes directly to the centrifugal switch Which is the switch on the motor with all the wires. If you spin the drum, you also spin the motor, and if spun fast enough will close the contacts on the cetrifugal switch, thus sending power to the motor, allowing it to run. I guess you have done that.

The second lead out of the timer goes to the push to start switch, it then leaves and goes to the centrifugal switch but on the power side, so it is directly connected to the main winding in the motor.
That is why when you press the press to start switch, the motor runs, and if held in it will continue to run.
In fact, at this point, the motor had 2 sources of power, either of which can run the motor.
Thus releasing the push to start switch doesn't matter, since it runs off the other source.

Possibilities.
The centrifugal switch is not wired right. Please recheck. (or the motor was bad out of the box. Happens).
The push to start switch is bad, and needs replaced.
Or, the wiring going to or leaving the push to start switch has broken or making a bad connection.
Lastley, I said the power comes out of the timer and splits into 2 circuits. Not always true, in some models the timer sends 2 seperate wires out carrying the power, with the possibility the timer could be bad.

Hope this helps.
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SOURCE: Maytag dryer makes an electrical buzzing noise when start button

It sounds to me like the motor is not turning, but the heating element is coming on. with no air flowing over the element, it is getting too hot. Can you operate the start switch with the top tilted up so you can see if the motor is turning but the drum is not, and just where the buzzing is coming from. Also, I would try the dryer on manual setting and on air dry to see if any setting works. Good luck

Posted on Mar 06, 2010

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SOURCE: Maytag Neptune Gas Dryer will

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...

Here are a couple of tips that I wrote will help you to figure out why your dryer will not run...

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heatman101

Posted on Dec 23, 2010

SOURCE: When I push the start button, the drum will not

Sounds like the centrifugal start switch in the motor is malfunctioning -- the motor is running on the start winding and not switching (via the centrifugal start switch) to the run winding. The smell is because the start winding is overheating.

The centrifugal start switch is inside the motor on the end of the shaft with the pulley. You should be able to see it. Give it a good cleaning and lightly lubricate it. Move it back and forth to get it moving freely while cleaning / lubricating.

If this doesn't clear up the problem, the motor winding could be shorted already or the centrifugal start switch could be damaged beyond help by cleaning / lubricating.

More info, let me know.

Charlie

Posted on Feb 08, 2011

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