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I have a LER4624BQO it was working fine then for the second load it hums when I press the button but it wont start or anything. Checked breaker to the fuse in the house and that looks fine. Could it be the heating fuss inside the unit?

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Hello, welcome to FixYa.

Based on your description ( "the second load it hums when I press the button but it wont start or anything" ) it certainly sounds like a faulty motor.

Try running the unit empty and see if you experience the same symptom after a 60min timed dry cycle.

If it hums when pushing the start button this indicates the motor is receiving the "start command" but cannot, likely due to overheating from poor ventilation and even if the vent is corrected it`s likely irreversibly damaged.

The motor part # is 279827 and will look like this...

I have a LER4624BQO it - 56d8096.jpg
This can also be caused by a large amount of lint built up around the motor which prevents it from cooling proper.

Here`s a helpful link for Whirlpool dryer repairs which may help in the "how to" department so you can go in yourself and try cleaning it and what to look for etc.

Let me know how you make out or if you require further assistance.

Good luck.

macmarkus :)

Posted on Aug 19, 2010


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