Question about Kenmore 63942 Dryer
The humming is from the motor,try turning the drum by hand,if you can turn the drum the motor is bad, it might start after you spin the drum but it will stop again,if you can't turn it the belt could be locked up on something or something is stuck in the blower wheel located underneath the lint filter,you might have to remove the duct that the lint filter slides into to get at whatever might be stuck in the wheel.
Posted on Feb 06, 2010
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If you hear the motor humming and not starting at all it most likely has a severe friction problem with the drum or motor. It could possibly have some type of garment jamming the blower wheel preventing the motor from starting too.
Open the dryer door and manually rotate the dryer drum counter clockwise (CCW). It should take very little effort to rotate the drum. If it's hard to rotate that could explain why the motor hums instead of starting up. If it turns freely, shut the door and see if will start. If it still hums and not start it may have bad motor or a low voltage supply to the motor.
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