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Clothes dryer ran ok an hour ago - not now

Hi Eaton Viking dryer.

set timer (70 min), spring switch caused hum/clicking but drum doesn't turn. Drum can be moved normally manually from inside (with door open).
When open, light is in, so power is ok.

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  • craigmbutt May 11, 2009

    I have the same problem with my Eaton Viking dryer (model: ES300EW4191). Was this problem solved?

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You may have a bushing problem on the drive motor due to dirt or flint. you can check that by removing the belt and try rotating the motor manually. see if it is easy to turn or not.check also the bushing if you can move the shaft sideways..if it has a slack then its a bushing problem. replace the drive motor.

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