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Starting problems When the button is pushed to start the cycle the motor will buzz. Sometimes the dryer will start, sometimes I have to have the lid up and help the drum start to turn. After doing this the dryer will run until the cycle is complete. I've cleaned out all the lint, the belt looks good. I have also ran the motor with the belt off and the motor comes on just fine, but will still have a short buzz sound. The shaft of the motor is easy to turn, but with everything assembled the drum is hard to turn. Could this mean that my drum rollers are bad? While the dryer is running there are no noises out of the ordinary. Thank You to anyone who can help BigErn

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  • brionfi Mar 01, 2009

    This sounds like my problem, i have a model#PYE2200AYW
    Front load dryer.
    When I push the start dial, it buzzes, but wont turn, or get going..
    when I try again w/ the auto door button pushed closed, I see the drum is trying to spin but is lacking power, so I gave it a push and it seemed to start a full rotation. but would not kick in fully.

    Is this a motor problem too?, or could it be a loose belt?
    if it's the motor, Can I change it myself?..How??

    I just lost my job and the clothes are piling up!
    thank you in advance!

    plese email me if u want....brionfi@gmail

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2014

    everything works and it sounds as though the motor turns but wont turn the belt to turn the drum.



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The motor is bad i run in to this a lot in the field the motor isn't strong enough to pull the drum but it is good enough to pull itself
replace the motor and this should take care of the problem good luck

Posted on Dec 17, 2007


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