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I have a whirlpool dryer and when you push the start button the motor just humms and the tumbler doesn't spin. i opened the door spun the tumbler and push the start button and closed it quick and it started spinning. Does the mean that the motors bad or some thing else is wrong?

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You need to test it, but 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. You can usually access the belt pulley form the rear compartment of the dryer.

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