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Push start and motor hums, but nothing else works.

When I push the start button the motor hums but nothing else happens. Kenmore dryer, model # 96375800

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    steve May 11, 2010

    Clean lint from around motor and blower wheel. If no start and run then, bad motor.

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Hey, either the belt is broke or something has happened to the tensioner pulley so remove front or rear panel & visually inspect & if belt is broken look & see if part # is still visible on belt surface & order a new belt.

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Hi, If you release the start button, does the hum stop? It sounds like hte start winding in the motor is bad. You can try and start it manualy by truning the timer on, open the door so that you can turn the drum with your hand. You will need anoth person there so that one of you can hold the door switch button in and the other push the start button. While pushing the start button, try turning the tub and see if it starts. This will give you an idea on the motor bad or not.
I hope this helps. Please let me know if you need any more assistance.

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