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Whirlpool Electric dryer won't start

I have a Whirlpool Electric dryer that will not start and drum does not spin freely. Finished previous dryer cycle okay, clothes were dry, but when tried new load nothing happened when start button pushed. Light works, can hear 'clicking' when set to time cycle and switches off when turned to off.

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Your problem sounds like it could be a broken belt, faulty motor, or maybe the belt has slipped off of the motor or idler arm pulley.

You can try this first:
Uplug the dryer, reach inside and try to turn the drum 1/4 to 1/2 turn, the plug the dryer back in, and push the start button. Sometimes motors will get dead zones in them and this will move it from that zone.

If you attempt the repair, and if you have a front loading machine, you would remove the front of the machine, this will expose the drum and belt, you can now check the belt to see if it is ok. If it is ok, then you can remove the drum and belt and this will expose the motor, idler arm with pulley and drum rollers.
While you have the drum out of there it is a good time to check the condition of the drum rollers to see if they have flat spots on them, if they do have flat spots on them, then need to be replaced. If not then I recommend that you lubricate them at the shaft with a good grade of Machine Oil such as 3 in One oil. This will save problems later.
Good luck,
I hope this helps you

Posted on Oct 04, 2009

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