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Kenmore Elite Dryer Model 110.62952100... Will either not run but make a low humming sound or the drum will turn but with extremely rough vibrations that shake the whole machine.

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HI, the drive motor has become unstable. the internal structure has been compromised. this failing drive motor will need to be replaced.

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The drum in my kenmore elite he3 wont turn


That is a bad sign. If the buzzing starts when you press the start button and stops when you release its almost safe to say that the motor has a dead short or grounded out and causing that to happen. You can check the start switch by getting a multimeter and with the dryer unplugged take the wires off the switch, place a lead on each pin and press the start with meter set for continuity. If it shows continuity when presed and stops when released your motor is shot and needs to be replaced.
Now if you press the start button and the machine starts to hum and continues to hum its possible that something has gotten caught in the blower wheel and binding the motor up. Depending on the make and model the location and access to it vaaries.
If you can turn the drum and then the dryer starts you have a bad motor. The way the dryer works is when you initially push the start button, electricity is sent to the start winding, or stator, of the motor. This will in turn start the motor turning. From there the stator will drop out of the electrical process and at the same time the run winding, or rotor, will take over and the motor will continie to run. Your stator is damaged, has a burn spot, etc so by you turning the drum, the belt around the drum is moved which is attached to the motor pulley. You basically take the place of the stator. Long story short, you have a bad motor.

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Hi, I have a Kenmore Elite dryer model 110.76962501. It was working fine earlier in the day. Now when I turn it on, it makes a humming, whirring sound. The drum is still rotating. Any suggestions?


Hi etzelmueller...
I think you have a drum roller problem or a felt seal problem on your dryer to cause the noise you describe..
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the belt probably broke. if you can pop the top up and look at drum that turns and dont see a belt around it then you would need a belt. remove top panel by removing two to 3 screws behind dryer on top rear. turn off power first. then you will be able to see drum. part # for belt is 661570 roughly 19.99-29.99 thats to do it your self. if you call a local servicer you are looking at 75-125 labor plus part. hope this helps and gives you a general idea of the prices you are looking at to repair
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I have a Kenmore Elite Gas Dryer in which the drum does not turn. After selecting the mode switch and depressing the start button, the dryer only hums with no turning of the drum.


Disconnect the dryer from its power source before servicing!

Inspect for a brokren drum belt. The humming noise is probably the motor running with no belt. You can easliy identify this by opening the dryer door, rotate the drum by hand by using a baffle as a gripping point. If the drum rotates freely, the belt is gone. If you feel a slight degree of resistance or drag, then you will have to go internal to inspect for the belt and associated rollers and idler pulley to make sure they are free rolling.

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Manual might be available on line type in your make and full model. Could well be the bulb that blew. Sounds like the door switch thou i see by other postings some times the filters can cause a similer problem
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smitty123. Will drum turn by hand??? Can you hear the motor hum when you close the door???

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