Humms when I press the start button and the drum will not turn. I depressed the door saftey switch and pressed the start button then spun the drum from the inside and it turns fine after that and heats good. It will only run with a push start. Also, I found the felt ring around the drum somewhat pulled out into the drum about a 1/2 inch in one area. Could this be binding the drum or do you think it is the motor?
Sounds like the belt that rotates the drum may be slipping. Does your drum turn ok when no clothes are in it? If you have to start it by hand and then it rotates ok chances are you need more belt tension.
I just fixed the same problem. It ended up the dryer had been run with the filter out, and the fan sucked a pair of underwear into the impeller. Once the front drum support was removed, the offending piece of clothing could be removed quite easily. It's a 15-minute fix if you have the tools handy. Just be sure to unplug the machine before you open it up!
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Re: Maytag MDE6000AYQ Dryer
Ritz, it could be the motor, but eliminate these other things first. You want to make sure you don't have a drum roller in back binding, I see a lot of this on Maytags. Another would be the blower wheel, it could be binding or have something stuck in it. The blower wheel will be in front. You will have to remove the door, remove the screws holding the hinges in, the door will lift up and off. Then the spacers on the other side. Now the front panel will pull out and off. Here you can get a look at the blower wheel, and rear rollers. Just hang the door back on and close it to run it. You may have to remove the front drum support and remove the tumbler to get into it further if necessary. Catriver.
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does outlet have power? if yes check DOOR SWITCH look on door for door switch lever then on dryer were it will hit switch. you can try to press it with a screwdriver or something while turning on sryer start. also you can bypass the switch by taping the wires together and see if it then works. switches are cheap.
Have you tried opening the dryer door and holding down the door switch and the start button while a 2nd person manually spins the dryer drum? (all has to be done simultaniously) if dryer starts after doing that then most likely bad motor.Probably a bad switch mounted to the motor. Take the cover off and clean the switch contacts. Here is the start switch but I think it is unavailable. Call the number at the top of the page and they might be able to get it for you.
The power button is usually called a "start" button. For as long as you hold it down, it provides power to the motor. When the motor gets up to speed, centrifugal force holds the switch closed for you. This is why a quick (short) opening of the door will not stop the dryer and a quick press of the start button will not start the dryer.
This, however, does not explain the noise...
The motor turns a belt which wraps (sort of) around a pulley which is on a spring (and also around the drum). The spring should hold tension on the belt, but the belt should not be so resistive (drum refuse to turn) to cause the tensioner to strike anything.
Can you turn the drum by hand?
The drum rides on two wheels. They should roll smoothly.
Sounds like a bad motor. Check to make sure the drum isn't stuck, if you can spin the drum put some tape on the door switch and press the start button while you spin the drum. If the drum continues to rotate, you have a bad motor.
assume the buzzing quit when you release the start button. Open the dryer door and slowly rotate the dryer drum in a counterclockwise (CCW) direction. Rotate the drum 2-3 revolutions and then shut the door and see if it will start. If it continues to just hum and not start could indicate a voltage issue, motor issue or a friction issue. Open the door again and locate the door switch plunger in the upper or lower corner on the hinge side of the drum opening. Hold the plunger in while someone begins rotating the drum counterclockwise. While turning the drum counter clockwise and holding the door switch plunger inwards press the start button. If it starts, there is likely a friction problem or motor problem.
Hello- Most likely it is the start winding on the motor and you will need a new motor. You should also check that you can turn the drum by hand, if you can't turn it at all then it is possible that there is something (i.e a sock) lodged in the blower wheel though this doesn't happen too often.
You can try to "jump start" it. This is easier with two people. Have someone hold in the door switch and be ready to press the start switch while you start to rotate the drum by hand (counter clockwise I believe on this one) once you get it moving have the other person press the start switch (while you are turning it and the door switch is depressed) and see if it starts. If it does start, then you definitely need a new motor though sometimes just getting it going will buy you a little time.
The motor for this is very expensive, about $200 retail, and it would take a Tech about an hour to change it. I would consider getting a new Dryer if it is the motor... Hope this helps, best regards.
Hello- Most likely it is the start winding on the motor and you will need a new motor. You should also check that you can turn the drum by hand, if you can't turn it at all then it is possible that there is something (i.e a sock) lodged in the blower wheel though this doesn't happen too often. You can try to "jump start" it. This is easier with two people. Have someone hold in the door switch and be ready to press the start switch while you start to rotate the drum by hand (counter clockwise I believe on this one) once you get it moving have the other person press the start switch (while you are turning it and the door switch is depressed) and see if it starts. If it does start, then you definitely need a new motor though sometimes just getting it going will buy you a little time. The motor for this is very expensive, about $150 retail, and it would take a Tech about an hour to change it. I would consider getting a new Dryer if it is the motor... Hope this helps, best regards.
Check house fuses or circuit breaker.
Pull 220V cord from wall outlet and inspect the gold prongs.
If you see any burnt areas on the prongs the outlet is bad.
If the unit makes no noise when you press the start button check the dryer door switch and make sure it clicks when depressed.
Sometimes the door switch arm can break off so when the door closes
the door switch cannot be activated.
If you hear a growl noise when you press the start button 2 things...
1. The motor is bad and needs replacing.
2. An object fell down the lint trap and is preventing the motor from turning.
Also if the dryer vent has been plugged causing the dryer to over heat a saftey fuse may have blown and needs replacement.
There are three possible reasons why the drum doesn't turn.
Broken belt. You replaced the so in this case it's not.
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.
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.