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The Maytag Neptune dryer motor hums but does not start the drum turning. The belt is good.

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The motor bearings or drum bearings may be seized or the motor starter circuit is bad. Can you manually rotate the drum? If so, that probably eliminates any seized bearings. Try rotating the drum while the motor hums. If that allows the motor to run, then the starter circuit is defective. Unless the motor has an external start capacitor, the motor will likely have to be replaced.

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If your dryer doesn't tumble, check these:

Belt
Motor
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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:

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  • Check for obstructions in the blower fan housing.

  • Manually rotate the shaft of the motor.

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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.

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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.

Below is a link that will help you with parts and diagnostic procedures that are specifically tuned to your manufacturers data plate information.

http://www.repairclinic.com/SmartSearch/SmartSearch.aspx

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This sounds like the motor is siezed or burned out. I wish I knew how much a motor is, but the Neptune is a good dryer so it would probably be worth it to get a new motor if indeed that's the problem.

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