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Drum do not rotate but youn hear the motor humming. the belt is not broken and when i take a closer look it looks like the motor is trying to turn but it's under alot of pressure. at one time you can smell something burning.

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On most clothes dryers, whether gas or electric, the drum is rotated by a belt, which runs off a motor. The most common reason for it not to tumble is that the belt has broken.Someone needs to replace that belt. If, however, when you start it up , you do not hear a humming sound whilst pressing your ear to the top of the machine, the motor itself may not be turning, which could also be the problem. Be blessed.

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On the info provided, it may be the drum belt has broken and the motor is not able to turn the drum. The humming you hear is most likely the motor turning as it should, but due to the broken belt, the motor is not able to turn the drum.

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When you turn on the dryer you can hear the motor hum but the drum wont turn ...i checked the belt and it is not broken


When you checked the belt, did you check to see if the motor would turn by hand, if not the motor is locked down and that's why you hear the hum noise, it still has power and still trying to rotate, but from being locked down it has no option but to strain and hum. If that's not it, check around the drum for a sock or small piece of clothing, it can wedge between drum and dryer frame and cause the tub not to rotate just like if the motor were locked down.

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Heats but wont spin


Can you hear the motor running when it is supposed to? If so, the belt has either broken, the belt tensioner spring has broken or come off, or the belt has come off of the motor pulley. If you hear humming, but no motor running, the motor start capacitor is likely bad and should be replaced.

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Our Maytag gas dryer drum doesn't turn. Replaced belt. Heats up but drum isn't turning


There are three possible reasons why the drum doesn't turn.
  1. Broken belt. You replaced the so in this case it's not.
  2. Door switch. The dryer will not operate if teh door switch is defective. It is inside the drier main housing near the door frame. You need to raise or open the top or front of the dryer to reach the switch. Replace if defective.
  3. Motor. If the motor hums when the start button is pressed, the motor maybe burned-out. Check the dryer motor:
  • Check the blower fan housing for obstruction and manually turn the motor shaft.
  • If the motor is very stiff or cannot be turned manually, you need to replace the motor.
  • If the motor rotate freely, run the motor without the belt. If it runs fine, there maybe problem with the idler pulley or the clothes drum.
  • Rotate the drum by hand. If it is difficult to rotate it, correct any problem with the rollers or pulley. Reassemble the dryer and try it again.
  • If the motor hums but does not run on it's own even without the belt,but can be turned freely by hand, you need to replace the motor start capacitor or the motor itself.

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Dryer turn on but would not spin


When the dryer will not spin the most common cause is a broken dryer belt.

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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Fridgidaire Gas Dryer - Mod.#FDG 546 RBS 0 Press start button just a humming noise, drum doesn't turn. Tried rotating the drum manually and it turns only with great effort so I don't think is't a belt. 12+...


Your glides are brobably broken and missing. This will make the drum hard to turn and bind the motor. Get the front off the dryer:
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Get the screws out that hold the front on and take a look:
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I have a Kenmore Elite Gas Dryer in which the drum does not turn. After selecting the mode switch and depressing the start button, the dryer only hums with no turning of the drum.


Disconnect the dryer from its power source before servicing!

Inspect for a brokren drum belt. The humming noise is probably the motor running with no belt. You can easliy identify this by opening the dryer door, rotate the drum by hand by using a baffle as a gripping point. If the drum rotates freely, the belt is gone. If you feel a slight degree of resistance or drag, then you will have to go internal to inspect for the belt and associated rollers and idler pulley to make sure they are free rolling.

Jun 07, 2008 | Dryers

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The dryer just makes a humming noise when I turn it on, but won't turn all the way on


When you say it won't turn all the way on, does that mean the drum isn't rotating?

If yes, the belt from the motor that goes around the drum might have broken and you can hear the hum of the motor spinning but no longer rotating the drum.

The other thing I can think of is that the motor itself has failed, possibly seized, and you can hear the motor trying to spin but it cannot. With the dryer unplugged and empty of clothes, try to rotate the drum. If it rotates extreamly easily, then the belt has broken. If you cannot rotate it at all by hand, then chances are the motor is seized. It should rotate with moderate effort.

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