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Won't start, but still makes noises

I think my dryer is busted. When I press in the dial it makes sounds as if the drier is starting, but the drum doesn't seem to be spinning and the button won't stay pressed in unless I hold it.

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  • weikelm Oct 07, 2009

    Yes, it think it does.

  • weikelm Oct 07, 2009

    Thanks. Do you think I could take it apart myself and fix it?

  • flybynet May 11, 2010

    my guess is it needs a new belt which is usually not that hard to fix

  • Tijerrex May 11, 2010

    does it make a loudish humming/buzzing noise?

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Sounds like your problem may be a broken belt.
If you have to replace your drum belt and if you have a front loading machine.
First you will need to unplug your dryer from the electric.
Remove the front of the machine, this will expose the belt and drum, remove the drum and belt and this will expose the drum rollers, idler arm bracket with pulley, and motor with pulley. Replace the broken belt.
While you have the drum out, I would also recommend that you lubricate the drum rollers at the shaft of the roller with a good grade of machine oil like 3 in One oil.
This will save you a problem later with the rollers getting noisy, also check your drum rollers for flat spots, if they have flat spots on them this will cause a noise like a thumping type noise. You will need to replace the drum rollers if they have flat spots on them.
You may also need to replace your starting switch.
Good luck,
I hope this helps

Posted on Oct 08, 2009

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