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Dryer won't spin, but heats up - belt is okay

We have a GE dryer (model DCLR333ETOWW) and last week it just stopped spinning. It still heats up when we turn it on and makes a really heinous loud humming noise. We opened it up and the belt is fine and the drum moves when we spin it by hand.

Also, when we turn the timer into the "off" mode now, it keeps on turning on its own and turns itself back on, again with that awful humming noise. Any suggestions are beyond appreciated as I'd hate to buy a new dryer if it's an inexpensive fix. Thanks!!!!

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  • rscanlan Jun 19, 2009

    wow, you're awesome!! thanks for the super quick and helpful reply! we just tried turning it on and spinning the drum by hand and it worked. does that mean bad bearings? can we grease them or should we replace them?

    it's also odd that we did this process without hitting the start switch - only by turning the timer to a setting. normally, we have to turn the timer and then hit start. now, the humming starts right when we turn the timer. can we be looking at a timer or sensor issue as well?



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Newer GE bad news, older ones OK.

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The motor may have seized up, or the drum bearings are shot.

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    Steve Sweetleaf Jun 19, 2009

    yes your switch appears to have malfunctioned.honestly by the time you replace all that you could buy a good used one cheeper then itll cost you to fix that one.craigslist is always full of them alot of free ones also search your area i bet youll find one..



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