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LG DLE5977W dryer has developed a motor hum. How to fix?

Dryer is 3 1/2 years old Stackable dryer Hum began this week

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SOURCE: LG DLE5977W dryer has stopped and developed a motor hum. How can I fix it?

I am assuming that the hum indicates the motor is running but the drum is not turning.  Possibly a broken drum belt however the check filter warning is indicating low air flow so the blower wheel could be broken at the connection to the motor shaft.

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You gave me the best info to let my repair man know the problem. I cannot get to the belt and have been told it is a pretty big job and my dryer is still under warranty..so they are fixing it for me this week. Thank you for the information, it was helpful.

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