Question about Dryers
The humming noise indicates the motor is either trying to run, but not doing so because of a bad motor or capacitor, or the motor IS running but cannot spin the drum because the drive belt is off/broken. If you can spin the drum easily by hand, the belt is probably the problem.
Posted on Nov 27, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Replace the dryer wires.
Put your meter leads into the 4&5 slots.
Make sure the door switch is closed or jumpered.
Push the start button.
If you read no voltage the issue is with the wiring, the timer, or a relay.
Posted on Mar 12, 2009
SOURCE: Dryer not heating
BE VERY CAREFUL WHEN WORKING ON ANYTHING WITH AC POWER CONNECTED !!
There is at least one thermal cut off switch.
It is a two terminal device usually mounted near the heating element or in/near where the hot air exhaust leaves the dryer.
It should be closed (shorted) all of the time. It should ONLY open when dryer overheats. Check it with an ohm meter with AC power disconnected. It should be a short. If open replace it.
You can also check it with power connected but you must be VERY VERY CAREFUL !!
Connect an AC voltmeter set to read 250 VAC across the switch.
Run the the dryer.
It should measure zero VAC.
If the switch opens it will measure about 220 VAC.
If it opens when it has not overheated, replace the switch.
Posted on May 11, 2009
See if you can spin the drum with little resistance or is it really hard to spin?
Posted on Oct 31, 2012
The motor is dead and will need to be replaced. Here is the motor to order.
Posted on Nov 14, 2012
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