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Dryer quit in the middle of drying a load. The control panel has power but when you push start it just makes a humming sound. Kind of has a burnt wire smell. I took it apart and can't see where anything looks burnt or melted. Drum spins freely.

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this sounds like the dryer drum motor is burnt out, that would be the humming noise, u can also have a problem with the motor start capacitor, suggest if they sell that separately from the motor you replace that 1st, the purpose of the capacitor is to give the AC motor a large jolt of current to get it going, without the motor start capacitor it can't overcome friction to start, a way to test this is to bypass the door switch and and push the start button, while spinning the drum (obviously u will need a helper here) if the dryer starts spinning the start capacitor may be all that is wrong.

Posted on May 13, 2010

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  • klmerrill May 13, 2010

    Can this motor be rebuilt or does it have to be replaced?

  • klmerrill May 13, 2010

    Since it quit in the middle of a load would it not make since that it wouldn't be the ac capacitor?

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    yadayada May 13, 2010

    no we just replace them, the cost to rebuild is more then the new one in most cases, but by all means check into it. U can try this site for a parts price www.repairclinic.com

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