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Kenmore dryer stopped running

Our Kenmore electric dryer model 110.96590100 has stopped running; when switch is turned on, a loud unusual noise is heard; When Sears technician was call and he heard the noise, he said motor has gone out; he did not check anything inside the dryer just based on the noise when switch turned on; is that noise enough to indicate motor is bad? I realize the dryer is old and its use has to run out sometime.

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  • 1philcollins Jul 03, 2009

    Thank you for your reply. The noise is a constant hum.

  • 1philcollins Jul 03, 2009

    I can't see the belt-tried to lift the front up but not sucessful. We already paid Sears $65. I called Sears about my concerns and they are going to send another technician to check the dryer at no cost to me. I will have your comments handy for talking points.
    Thanks again for your help.

  • 1philcollins Jul 03, 2009

    Okay-thanks. I'll do this probably tomorrow and let you know if I have more questions. This has really been helpful.

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Hi, I can determine a motor bad by the noise. Does it hum while holding the start button or is it a grinding deep sound? It can sound like the motor starts slow but once it gets going, it is ok. Sometimes the house lights will dim when the motor statrs going bad.
Let me know if I can help you further.

Vic

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    Victor Jul 03, 2009

    You are welcome, I have to ask questions so I can help. Does the hum last only when the start button is being pushed? Does the drum try and turn? If the belt breaks, the motor will hum while running. I just want you to be sure of what is going on so you will know how or if this should be fixed.

    Vic

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    Victor Jul 03, 2009

    You are welcome, I have to ask questions so I can help. Does the hum last only when the start button is being pushed? Does the drum try and turn? If the belt breaks, the motor will hum while running. I just want you to be sure of what is going on so you will know how or if this should be fixed.

    Vic

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    Victor Jul 03, 2009

    I am sorry, I should have sent you these instructions.
    UNPLUG the dryer. This model you need to remove the two screws under the lint screen. Now use a flat blade screw drive and insert it in the gap between the top and the front panel and pry the top up. Now locate and remove the screws on the inside of the front panel in upper corners. The front should lift off.

    There should be instructions that came with the belt. I will try and explain how this goes on. The idler pulley fits in a slot right in front of the motor. Put the belt over the drum with ribs touching drum. Now, thread the belt through the idler pulley wheel and bracket and set the belt on the motor pulley. The ribs should rest in the grooves on the motor pulley.

    I hope this helps you. If I can assist you further, please let me know.

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    Victor Jul 03, 2009

    Ok good luck

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