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Tumbler wont turn heater and everything still works but tumbler needs a push to start rotateing then i have to quickly shut the door while the tumbler is still going in order to work please help with any ideas on how to fix it !!!!

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Sounds like the start windings or circuit is not engaging. When you press the start button, you engage the start and run windings of the motor. Once the motor starts running, the start windings drop out and the run windings keep it going. Your manual pushing is taking the place of the start process. I'd look at either replacing the motor or check out the start circuit. If the unit is electric, you may want to go price shopping as a new unit may be smarter than doing a repair. At least you'd know what's out there.
Good Luck and hope this helps.

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What could possibly the reason my amana dryer wont tumble and just buzzes when you push the start button


Could be a broken belt spin the tumbler by hand it if it spins real easy the belt is off or broke another thing to try if you have resistance when turning the drum have a helper for this one open the door and hold the door switch in set timer to a cycle and press start while holding switch and buzzing spin drum and see if it will continue to rotate while holding switch if so motor going bad

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GE dryer model DDE8200GALAD was working fine. After removing a load and trying to dry another, after inserting the load and shutting the door when you turn the timer to start it before pushing the start...


If you hear the motor humming and not starting at all it most likely has a severe friction problem with the drum or motor. It could possibly have some type of garment jamming the blower wheel preventing the motor from starting too.

Open the dryer door and manually rotate the dryer drum counter clockwise (CCW). It should take very little effort to rotate the drum. If it's hard to rotate that could explain why the motor hums instead of starting up. If it turns freely, shut the door and see if will start. If it still hums and not start it may have bad motor or a low voltage supply to the motor.

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Maytag dryer (Model# MED5700TQ0) will not start. Light inside works, but the tumbler won't turn. the door is completely shut.


Hi and welcome to FixYa. I am Kelly

Open the door and grab one of the baffles. Check to see if there is major resistance when you try to rotate the drum. No major resistance = a broken drive belt

A broken drive belt will also trip the belt safety switch by the motor and will not allow the motor to start.

The drive belt is item 26 here:

http://www.appliancepartspros.com/partsearch/model.aspx?model_id=5161471

Please check the door switch for a click when you just open or close the door. Within about 1 inch of closed usually you will hear an audible click. You said the light works so I doubt the door switch is the problem... (it still can be the problem though) 1/2 of the switch is for light control the other half for drying control.

The other suspects can be
1. The start switch
2. Timer control
3. Motor control switch

ONE more thing to check is go to the main circuit breaker panel and physically push the dryer CB to OFF then back on. After doing this try to start the dryer. Sometimes ONE of the 2 CB's trips for unknown reasons.

Finally if the dryer vent system was restricted and the the dryer got very hot (309 Deg) the thermal fuse on the side of the internal rear duct housing will also shut off the dryer and it will not start.

Item 9 this link:

http://www.appliancepartspros.com/partsearch/model.aspx?model_id=5161471&diagram_id=907130#d907130


http://www.appliancepartspros.com/part_details.aspx?part_id=3094244

Before you return the dryer to service... vacuum everything including all ducting internal and external to the dryer. Do not forget the thru the wall vent flapper where it exits the outside wall.

Thanks for using FixYa

Kelly

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Dryer has electricity, but the tumbler wont turn. whats wrong?


IF THE MOTOR STARTS THEN IT A BELT PROBLEM. IF THE MOTOR DOES NOT START PUSH THE DOOR SWITHC. IF IT MAKES A CLICK THEN THE DOOR SWITCH IS PROBABLY GOOD.

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Frigidaire dryer hums when button is pushed in but won't start


ok can u turn the tumbler freely,
if no well there is something stuck in you blower like a sock or something
if the tumbler turns freely
keep the door open and hold the door switch
try pushing the start button
and tuning the tumbler, yes all three at the same time lol you may need a hand
try tuning the tumbler when you hear a hum
if it takes off bad news your start winding on the motor is bad or the capacitor depending on your model
if it does not turn, but the hum continues longer than 1-2 minutes it could be just a belt

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Ignition tumbler locked up. Key still works well in doors. Steering wheel is not locking, but key wont turn


try a spare key, or push key into lock while turning
it is the tip [pointy end] of the key that releases the switch tumbler lock allowing it to turn. keys & switches wear out, a 'heavy' key ring especially wears the switch.

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If Dryer does not tumble , check the following:

" It won't tumble If your dryer doesn't tumble, check these:

Belt
Motor
Door switch
Belt Dryers have a drive belt that turns the clothes drum. If the belt breaks, the drum stops rotating. Then you need to replace the belt, and often the idler pulley, because the pulley tends to wear out at the same time.

Click here for a belt installation diagram.

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."Source Repaiclinic

Sep 08, 2008 | Frigidaire GLER642A Electric Dryer

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Drum problem


While I don't know about your specific dryer, most dryers are set up the same. I just replaced the belt on my Maytag LDE8404ACE. It was easy. The hard part was cleaning out 14 years worth of lint and fuzz that coated everything inside. Here's the instructions:

1. Unplug the dryer or disconnect power.
2. Remove the front panel. There are two screws, each is about 4 inches up from the bottom of the front panel. Unscrew them. Then hold the front panel along the bottom edge and pull it away from the dryer. Once it's away enough, the clamps along the top will pop and disengage from the dryer. Be sure to note the wires connected to the door switch are connected to the dryer. Disconnect them if you need to move the panel away from the dryer.
3. With the front panel off, you should be able to reach inside the dryer to remove the old, broken belt.
4. Remove the tumbler from the dryer. It's held in place by the tumbler front which is secured by 4 screws, 2 on each side. That piece will pull straight out toward you. With the tumbler front out of the way, the tumbler itself will come straight out as well. I recommend taking it out and cleaning the inside of your dryer while it's open. A vacuum hose works great. Also, check the pulley and the back two wheels that the tumbler rests on to make sure they turn easily. If not, you may want to grease them. Also, it's normal for the idler pulley to appear to be loose and wiggle in place. Once a new belt is installed, it's under tension from the spring so any play that exists shouldn't be a problem.
5. put the new belt around the tumbler with the smooth side of the belt against the tumbler. Use the old belt marks on the tumbler to align the new belt. It's easier to hook the belt to the idler pulley and motor pulley from the back. So we'll get to that part in a minute. Just let the belt hang loose for now.
6. Reinstall the tumbler front and secure with the 4 screws you removed earlier.
7. Reconnect the wires to the door switch, if you removed them earlier.
8. Reinstall the front panel, reversing the steps you took to remove it in #2 above.
9. Go to the back of the dryer and remove the access panel along the bottom right hand side.
10. From there, reach in pull the dryer belt around the idler pulley. Then take the belt on the left side of the pulley and move both the belt and the idler pulley to the right, until you can get the grooved side of the belt onto the motor pulley. I've attached a diagram with instructions.
11. Once connected, manually turn the tumbler so that the belt will align and make sure the tumbler turns as easily as it did when you first removed it.
12. If the belt looks good and you've manually turned the tumbler at least one full revolution (to ensure the belt didn't get twisted), then plug the dryer in and turn it on to make sure it works correctly. If so, then re-attach the access panel on the back of the dryer. You're done!
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