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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?

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  • goodwyno989 Feb 16, 2009

    when i press the start button, i could hear the motor working but the drum is not moving,checked the belt and its fine, tried it again, had bad smell from motor,is my motor gone even though it sounds like its working?

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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.

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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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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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