Question about Dryers
I have a clothes dryer that will start most of the time when it's cold. But after it's been run it won't start for the next load. However sometimes if I rotate the drum manually it will start.
When I push the start button it will hum but not catch. I replaced the starter switch thinking that was the problem, but it's doing the same thing.
It seem the electric motor is defective you help it by turning it the humming noise is our motor trying to start if the machine is not to old it worth it to repair if you turn the drum and it start but you dont have mush time left good luck cherrs
Posted on Feb 03, 2008
Wdhaflin when you replaced the starter switch, are you talking the start switch on the console, or the switch on the motor? Most times when this happens, the motor bushings are swelling from the motor heat and thus you get the hum. Yes turning by hand can get it going again. Back in the old days, I was taught to always try using a light weight oil on the shaft. Using a vacumn I would clean the lint out of the motor, then add oil to the motor shaft where it comes out of the motor. 3 to 4 drops is usually enough. If this didn't resolve it, then I had to replace the motor. Hope this helps.
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If the flame is shutting of before it reaches the operating temperatures the likely failure is a restricted venting system. There is a high limit thermostat that will cause the flame to shut off if there is a lack of airflow due to a restriction in the vent system. Remove the lint filter screen and clean in with soap and water. The filter may appear clean but it could have a clear film of fabric softener residue covering it causing a restriction in the air flow too. After cleaning the filter reinstall it before running the next test.
For testing purposes only, disconnect the dryer vent hose from the back of the dryer and put a normal load of clothes in the dryer and start the dryer. If the clothes dry in the normal amount of time that would confirm a restriction in the vent hose or the venting system. NOTE: Do not leave the vent hose disconnected after running the test. Reconnect the vent hose.
You will likely find the clothes drying in the normal amount of time indicating a restriction in the venting.
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occasionally not work as intended. If a problem occurs with your dryer,
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