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I have a kenmore front loader dryer. My basement recently had a flood and the bottom of the dryer was wet. When i tried to start it, it hums but will not run. What is the problem?

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The motor is cooked,i live in the boston area and we had some bad floods a few months ago,all i did for two weeks was change out dryer motors,you can try to spin the drum and hold in the door switch and have someone else hold in the start button to see if it will start but you have to change out the dryer or get a new one if it's in rough shape

Posted on Aug 05, 2010

  • Sal DeAngelo Aug 06, 2010

    i meant at the end that you have to change out the motor or get a new dryer if the dryer is in rough shape

  • Sal DeAngelo Aug 06, 2010

    how did you make out,was it the motor?

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