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Dryer hums but will not start

Made s queling noise then won't start back up after last cycle complete. Unit is 8.5 years old.

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Bad motor,if it does start and runs then shuts down and you can't restart it until it cools down you have a bad motor,or open the door and see if you can spin the drum,i found a dryer that the belt cut through the pastic belt pulley and the motor couldn't turn,also something could be stuck inthe blower wheel but if you can spin the drum then it's the motor.the noise you heard is either a bad roller,the belt pulley or the motor bearing.next time send the model number and i can look up you dryer to see what parts are in it.hope this helps.

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Try pushing start button while turing drum clock wise and see if drum will start spinning, sounds like bad start winding or relay

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Disconnect Power. Lift Cover on lint filter. Remove two Phillips screws taking care NOT to allow them to fall into the blower housing. Place putty knife in the seam between the top and front panel about 2” in from either side. Push in on clip while pulling control panel forward and tilting putty knife handle up, all at the same time. Same on opposite side. Raise top all the way.

Check for belt on drum half way back on the drum running from left to right. If belt is missing or broken replace with part number 341241 later in this process.

Looking down inside dryer on left and right see a 5/16" hex head screw about 6 inches down. Remove each side while holding front panel in place. Pull top of front panel about 3 inches forward from sides and then pull up. This will disengage the front panel from lower pressure clips and allow you to turn it sideways and expose the dryer interior. Rotate front panel to right to get it out of the way watching to ensure wiring is not damaged.

Place new belt over drum groove side down if old one was broken. Check white idler pulley for free rotation before installing in holes of floor under motor pulley. Replace with part number 691366 if rotation of pulley is not free or if it appears worn. Loop belt with ribs inward and pass through the open space in the idler arm below pulley then pass loop over motor pulley rib side down. The configuration at the motor should now look like the Whirlpool model in the image below:

Belt and pulley configuration

Grasp front edge of dryer drum and rotate counterclockwise slowly to align idler and motor pulley and to remove any twists in the belt.

Reverse disassembly process to re-assemble.

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