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My dryer will not start when button is pushed. There is a ticking sound in the back when I push the button to start it

My dryer will not start. It has a ticking sound in the back when I try to start it. Dryer does not start but makes a very soft clicking sound when start button is presses.

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Sounds like you have a broken drum belt. The click you hear is the motor starting and thgen a slight purr is it running.

You will need to secure a belt and maybe a few other parts. You want to remove the cover and see if you need glides and or bearings (\depending on who made your dryer) A list of "overhaul parts list" for dryers include
1 Belt
2 Idler pulley or assembly (keeps the drum belt tight)
3 Front Glides or bearings
4 Rear Glides or support bearings
5 a vacuum to clean out dust and lint while open
6 Inspection of the Fan/blower impeller and clean as necessary.
7 And advantage here you get to keep any change you find.

Hope this helps you. Even if you decide to call someone in for the job He will only partly do it if he just puts on a belt and doesn't show you the conditions of the other parts. Ask him to let you see these parts as he comes to them and help you decide to reuse them or replace them.
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Posted on May 29, 2009

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