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When i push the start i just get a humming/buzzing--nothing starts up. Model de 308

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When the drum doesn't spin on its own, that more than likely means the motor is going bad. If you remove the belt from the motor pulley and run the motor with no load on it for a few minutes and then reattach it see if the motor runs this way, you may get a few more runs out of it but it will be time to think about a new motor or dryer. You can usually access the belt pulley form the rear compartment of the dryer.

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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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Now if you press the start button and the machine starts to hum and continues to hum its possible that something has gotten caught in the blower wheel and binding the motor up. Depending on the make and model the location and access to it vaaries.
If you can turn the drum and then the dryer starts you have a bad motor. The way the dryer works is when you initially push the start button, electricity is sent to the start winding, or stator, of the motor. This will in turn start the motor turning. From there the stator will drop out of the electrical process and at the same time the run winding, or rotor, will take over and the motor will continie to run. Your stator is damaged, has a burn spot, etc so by you turning the drum, the belt around the drum is moved which is attached to the motor pulley. You basically take the place of the stator. Long story short, you have a bad motor.

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Hi,
It sounds like your motor has gone bad....it will buzz or hum when it is trying to start and cannot...

http://www.fixya.com/support/r4422207-dryer_repair_dryer_not_turning

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Asker's Testimonial " Thanks so much for your help. Now that you'v mentioned it, the buzzing does sound like it's coming from the motor. I'm,now, more comfortable in call " -

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