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

Dryer is 3 1/2 years old Stackable dryer Hum began this week Dryer 3-5yrs old? Starting humming and flashing the regular 'check filter', stalled cold, only hums, I cleaned out all lint entries/exits. Cust serv. suggested a reset, which didn't work, so they recommend I call a 3rd party serv. tech., which will inevitably charge an arm and a leg to even come out to check this. If anyone has any ideas, I'd love them, but I probably won't buy LG again.

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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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