Question about Dryers

1 Answer

When I go to turn the dry on, u can hear the motor kick in, so it is gettin voltage, but nothing happens.... the drum or barrel of the dry turns freely.... I figure that it is the belt.... but when the motor is engaged, it sounds as if it is binding up.... but shuts down once it is disengaged.... Please give me ur advice....... Dave

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Dryers Master
  • 2,286 Answers

Are you saying when you press the button you hear like a buzzing sound but the motor doesn't start and the drum spins freely by hand,most likely you have a bad motor or the belt broke and is stuck in the motor binding it up,the only way to tell is get in there and check it.what brand name dryer and send the model number?

Posted on Aug 20, 2010

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
New users get 2 Free calls (no credit card required) and instant help on almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, appliances, handyman, and even pets).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Drum does not spin. Belt appears to be ok


You have a bad tensioner or a bad motor. The tensioner for the belt can drag the motor. However, what you are describing sounds like the motor is shot. But make sure you are getting correct voltage to dryer and nothing is binding the motor.

Mar 03, 2015 | Maytag Dryers

1 Answer

Barrel isn't turning.


I believe you will find the belt is broken.
There is a motor which is supposed to turn a belt, which in turn drives the drum.
If you wish to repair ir yourself, a letter to "Fixya" could cause someone to walk you through the steps.
Be blessed.

Mar 04, 2013 | Frigidaire FGR641FS Gas Dryer, White, 5.7...

2 Answers

My Hoover vhd 8142 washer wont turn. Some clothes got stuck in the doorway and when it spun it twisted everything up and pulled the seal off the door. We managed to get the seal back on. We put a load in...


Sounds Like the friction on the belt.If the drum got stuck the motor & belt keep turning plus the drum may of been pulled to an off set angle distorting the alinement's of the belt to the wheel that turns the drum.

Oct 01, 2017 | Hoover Washing Machines

2 Answers

It gets hot but doesnt dry


you will need to remove the front cover,by removing 2 kick panel screws at the base of the front of the machine,remove front cover and make sure blower wheel is turning,if so,then remove any heating ductwork and vacuum out all lint,this sounds like a restriction inside the machine for air flow

Mar 05, 2010 | Whirlpool Inglis IP8200 Dryer

2 Answers

When we push the on button, you can hear a hum,


Sounds like the belt that turns the drum has broken. the hum sound is the motor turning. Does it still get hot in the drum? If so then you need a replacement belt ($15-$25).You can open the rear or the dryer to confirm the belt is broken. Be sure to unplug from the wall outlet to avoid electrical shock.

Aug 18, 2009 | Dryers

1 Answer

The drum wont go round


either motor faulty or carbon brushes worn down take motor out and inspect

Jul 08, 2009 | Washing Machines

1 Answer

Dryer turns on - we hear the motor going - but the clothes do not tumble - the barrel isnt turning


Hi welcome to Fixya

You must pop off the top of the dryer then remove the front after the front is off you can remove drum .
The belt goes around the drum and the motor pully and under the tentioner wheel after you get belt on replace front and top.

PLEASE MAKE SURE TO UNPLUG FROM POWER THIS IS 220volts AND CAN HURT YOU BAD

Thank You For Useing Fixya
PLEASE RATE ME

May 17, 2009 | Whirlpool LEQ9858L Electric Dryer

2 Answers

Dryer will not dry - drum will not turn


Just happened to mine also. The problem was that the Idler Pulley came loose from the drive belt. There is a switch on the idler pulley so that if there is no tension on it, the motor will not start and you will have the symptoms you describe. To reattach the Idler Pulley, remove the back plate surrounding the dryer exhaust. This will give you access to the Pulley. If the belt broke (unlikely with a new dryer such as yours), the fix is more involved. This dryer is the same as the Maytag MDE6700 - you can do a search for a service manual for that model and you can see the details. Hope this helps.

May 14, 2009 | Amana NED7200TW Electric Dryer

1 Answer

Dryer stopped running, will not restart


When you try to restart do you hear a motor running? If you do hear that sound and the dryer does not turn your belt could be the problem. (broken)

May 26, 2008 | Maytag Atlantis MDG8400AW Gas Dryer

1 Answer

Drum not turning


Have you recently lost a sock or a pair of drawers? Something mught be stuck in the impeller blower fan) attached to the motor. Very common problem

Dec 08, 2007 | GE DCSR483EA Electric Dryer

Not finding what you are looking for?
Dryers Logo

Related Topics:

133 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Dryers Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

76630 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17130 Answers

Brad Brown

Level 3 Expert

15950 Answers

Are you a Dryer Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...