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The drum doesnt turn

When i push the start button the dryer makes a humming noise but the drum does not turn at all, i opened it and only when i turn the shaft by hand, was when the drum started turning. so it needs help, is like there is not enough power on the motor to make start.

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Sounds like the blower wheel has something jamed in it or the motor is bad, check the blower wheel to see if it turns freely. If blower wheel is un-obstructed it's going to be a replace motor i'm afraid..Hope you find this helpfull.

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I would start by checking the belt to see that there is not too much slack in it. Applying a belt dressing spray may help. If not, and there is too much slack in the belt, it might be time to replace it. That is a lot less expensive than actually replacing the motor. Hopefully it won't come to that.
Hope this helps. Good luck.

Posted on May 18, 2009

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