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Model DLE3777W - Dryer hums when I push start button.

Model DLE3777W - All electrical works but when I hit "start" it hums. Like there's no connection to the motor.

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The drive belt for the drum may be broken and should be replaced.

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ok can u turn the tumbler freely,
if no well there is something stuck in you blower like a sock or something
if the tumbler turns freely
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and tuning the tumbler, yes all three at the same time lol you may need a hand
try tuning the tumbler when you hear a hum
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May need to replace the starter swithch behind the control panel. MAKE SURE ALL POWER IS DISCONNECTED. If you still hear a humming sound when you hit the start button then it is not the switch, but the motor and if that is the case you may want to look into your warranty.

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It sounds like it is the motor or a stuck/obstructed blower wheel. You can start by opening the door, push the door switch in, hit the start button & see if you can turn the drum clockwise by hand. This might get it going. if the drum does not move by hand then the problem is probably within the blower. post your findings for a follow up

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Drum wont turn


yes the start whinding shot,,,replace motor..

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