Question about Dryers
I have this dryer when I press start it makes this low humming sound, getting increasingly louder and does this for two minutes until it stops itself. I had a repairman check it out and he said the problem is with the motor starter, he even demonstrated to me that when the dryer is on and he spun the inside manually, it worked fine. He says I have to get a new motor starter which is going to cost me about $370 all up including labour to replace. I'm wondering if there is a cheaper way to fix this problem I'm having or will I have to go ahead and buy a new motor starter. I just think he's ripping me off that's all.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
remove the vent on the dryer that goes to the outside start the dryer if it continues to ru n and not cut off you have a venting problem of the house
if it cuts off after 5 mins with the vent off you have a motor that is going bad
Posted on Jun 11, 2008
SOURCE: Miele Dryer heater bank
i am sending you all the possibilities for your problem, check either of these causes ----and than let me know if it is solved----
Power from the house
Check to see whether there's power getting to the dryer. Is it plugged in? Check for blown fuses or tripped circuit breakers--your dryer uses two fuses or circuit breakers. The dryer could tumble but not heat if only one of the two fuses is blown. If you have circuit breakers, one of the two circuit breakers can trip, even if the two for the dryer are connected.
Often a dryer heating element burns out, but doesn't trip the circuit breaker or blow a fuse. The heating element is simply a long coil of special wire. You can check it for continuity with an ohm meter. No continuity means the element is bad and you need to replace it--electric heating elements aren't repairable.
On many dryers, there's a thermal fuse mounted to the exhaust duct inside the back cover panel. The fuse--which is about an inch long--is usually embedded in black resin and mounted in a white plastic housing. If the fuse has blown, you need to replace it. (You can't re-set it.)
A common problem is for the main wiring connection from the house, at the dryer, to burn and break its connection. Because the dryer can still tumble with partial power, the connection may be only partially defective. You may need to replace both the power cord to the dryer and the terminal block inside the dryer that the wire is attached to.
Posted on Dec 26, 2008
SOURCE: My dryer stopped working yesterday. When I press the button to start the dryer it hums, but it doesn't start turning. If I push the button 3-4 times in a row, it hums each time until about the 4th pre
Sounds like the motor is cutting out on its thermal fuse. The only cure is to change the motor.
Posted on May 05, 2009
It's most likely one of the heat/humidity sensor tubes that needs to be replaced. This has happened twice to my T494C in 12 years. Miele (or your dealer) will come out and replace it for a cost. Do NOT leave wet clothes (or semi-dry clothes) in the dryer for any length of time when the dryer is not operating. Apparently this is one of the problems.
Posted on Apr 16, 2010
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