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I have a Kenmore Series 70 dryer wont start, just hums

I have a Kenmore Series 70 dryer. When i push the button to start it just hums, but doesn't start. i took the top off and it isn't the belt. what else could it be?

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    DaveMc3 May 11, 2010

    How long have you had it, did you buy it new?

    The main motor may be busted.
    The timer may be busted.

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Check for correct voltage at the terminal block on the back of the dryer, where the power cord attaches to the dryer.You should be getting 220/240 volts, check by way of a voltage tester.
If the voltage is correct, then could be the motor capacitor or the motor itself, or start button?
Good Luck !

Posted on Feb 07, 2010

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