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Re: My dryer only hums when I turn it on
This is an obvious sign of a motor problem if the humming noise is
coming from the motor itself. Otherwise, if the humming noise is coming
from the timer, then most likely you have a blown thermal fuse which is usually wired in series with the motor circuit. Failure of the thermal fuse results in the dryer not running because it terminates power to the motor.
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May I suggest you type "SearsPartsDirect" into your computer search engine, and then type in the model number found on the tag somewhere on the machine.
If they list it, you should find pictures of the machine.
To get to the dryer drive belt, you have to take the whole machine apart.
God bless your efforts.
i have a feeling that it's a fault in the power chord, take it out and double check. it would make sense if it only work now and then after you have plugged it back in because it could have made the wires touch again to make it work
I would check the breaker before you go any further. Here are some things to remember when you do this. 1) The breaker for the dryer is generally located outside on the side of the house somewhere near the electric meter. Most 220vac breakers are, which include any electric range, cooktop, wall oven, etc. 2) When your checking the breaker, actually physically touch it. Sometimes breakers can trip a but the spring that actually pulls the breaker to off position is weak and by visual inspection would appear on. Just simply reach in and tap the bar lightly in the off direction. If it pops over to the off position, turn it back on then go check your dryer. If the breaker passes inspection, I would unplug the machine because there migfht be a short at the terminal block where the plug connects to the dryer. After you've unplugged it, remove the back and check to see if everything is ok. I have a strong feeling that you won't need to get to this point cause I'm betting on breaker.
Try this, open the dryer door and hold down the door light switch. Turn on the dryer and press start.When you hear the motor humming, turn the drum clockwise with your hand to see if it will turn. If itruns, you have a bad motor and will need to be replaced. If it doesn't turn, something is jammedinside and you will need to disassemble the unit to find the jam. Hope this helps.