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START SWITCH HUMS BUT THE DRUM DOES NOT ROTATE

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  • Judy Arnett May 18, 2009

    Front loader Frigidare AE06000ES2 just hums when turned on. I opened door, turned drum while holding in door button. Works like a champ.

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Try turning the drum while holding down the start button the belt could be twisted

Posted on May 10, 2009

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Rotate the drum by hand while depressing the door button and running dryer. Mine did the same thing and this worked.

Posted on May 18, 2009

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Sounds like the drive belt (which is wrapped around the drum on the outside) has come loose, off the pulley or broken...
Pull the front cover off the dryer and look below the drum where the motor is... you should be able to see if the belt is broken or loose.
Let me know if you need help figuring out how to change it.
KEN

Posted on May 10, 2009

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If the motor hums when trying to start it could be a bad motor. Sometimes, but not all, caused by a vent leak and the dryer will **** in the vent air and it's lint and blanket the motor not letting it breath. If it's old and it is the motor probably cheaper to buy a new one.

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HI. This is a damaged sator assembly in the motor casing. the cooper windings are damaged. this motor will need to be replaced asap, if possible.

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SOURCE: my hotpoint model NVLR333ETOWB, will not rotate drum

sounds like the belt is loose from a defective idler pulley

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If the motor is very stiff, or impossible to rotate manually, and the blower fan housing is clear, you need to replace the motor.

If the motor rotates freely, run the motor momentarily with the belt removed and the blower in place. If the motor runs fine with the belt removed, there may be a problem with the idler pulley or the clothes drum. Try to rotate the drum by hand. If it is very difficult to move, correct any problem with the rollers or pulley, and then reassemble the dryer and try it again.

If the motor hums but doesn't rotate on its own even with the belt removed--yet you can turn it freely by hand--you usually need to replace the motor or the motor start capacitor.

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Motor If the dryer motor only hums when you press the Start button, the motor may be burned out. Here's how to test the dryer motor:

  • Remove the belt.

  • Check for obstructions in the blower fan housing.

  • Manually rotate the shaft of the motor.

If the motor is very stiff, or impossible to rotate manually, and the blower fan housing is clear, you need to replace the motor.

If the motor rotates freely, run the motor momentarily with the belt removed and the blower in place. If the motor runs fine with the belt removed, there may be a problem with the idler pulley or the clothes drum. Try to rotate the drum by hand. If it is very difficult to move, correct any problem with the rollers or pulley, and then reassemble the dryer and try it again.

If the motor hums but doesn't rotate on its own even with the belt removed--yet you can turn it freely by hand--you usually need to replace the motor or the motor start capacitor.

Door switch Your dryer can't operate at all if the door switch is defective. It's inside the dryer main housing near the door frame. Sometimes you need to raise or open the top or front of the dryer to reach the switch. If it's defective, you need to replace it.

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