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I can here the motor try to run but it will not spin. I was using the dryer and when I removed one load and replaced it with a new load all it does is make a hum. The dryer is only 2 1/2 years old.

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Dryer belt is either broken, or came off of the motor pulley, check varify and replace if needed. If belt is ok, you may have an article of clothing stuck in the blower wheel, remove as needed.

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When you get the hum, is the drum moving? It sounds like the motor is not turning. Can you spin the drum freely by hand? IF so, the belt may be broken. If not, you may have a bad motor. If you aren't handy, I'm afraid you're going to have to call appliance repair service, or think about getting a new or different dryer.

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Since your dryer is "new" it is under warranty. I will explain the possible reasons why it will not spin. Then you can decide whether to make the warranty call or not.

If your dryer doesn't tumble, check these:

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Belt Dryers have a drive belt that turns the clothes drum. If the belt breaks, the drum stops rotating. Then you need to replace the belt, and often the idler pulley, because the pulley tends to wear out at the same time.

Click here for a belt installation diagram.

Motor If the dryer motor only hums when you press the Start button, the motor may be burned out. Here's how to test the dryer motor:

  • Remove the belt.

  • Check for obstructions in the blower fan housing.

  • Manually rotate the shaft of the motor.

If the motor is very stiff, or impossible to rotate manually, and the blower fan housing is clear, you need to replace the motor.

If the motor rotates freely, run the motor momentarily with the belt removed and the blower in place. If the motor runs fine with the belt removed, there may be a problem with the idler pulley or the clothes drum. Try to rotate the drum by hand. If it is very difficult to move, correct any problem with the rollers or pulley, and then reassemble the dryer and try it again.

If the motor hums but doesn't rotate on its own even with the belt removed--yet you can turn it freely by hand--you usually need to replace the motor or the motor start capacitor.

Door switch Your dryer can't operate at all if the door switch is defective. It's inside the dryer main housing near the door frame. Sometimes you need to raise or open the top or front of the dryer to reach the switch. If it's defective, you need to replace it.

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