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When dryer is turned on , it hums but the drum doesnt turn. It smells like heating element is working, belt is on correctly but drum will not turn. Any suggestions? Thank uou

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  • king129 Sep 09, 2009

    Drum turns nanually but not very smoothly. Motor was turning extremely slowly and then dryer cut of like a breaker or fuse went off in dryer. Washer is on same outlet and it stll spins.

  • jamieei May 11, 2010

    can you turn the drum manually? if so, does it turn easily and smoothly? could be the bearing is bad. Have you confirmed the motor is actually turning?

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Sounds like the bearing the drum rides on is bad. that will cause the breaker to trip as the motor strains to turn the drum on the bad bearing.

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