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Dryer won't start

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.

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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

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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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