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Hello,
The motor capacitor has failed and will need replacing it can normally be found either mounted on the motor or close to it.

The capacitor resembles a D type torch battery and could be alluminium or plastic casing.

Hopes this helps.

Posted on Aug 21, 2010

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SOURCE: Drum not rotating

If you clean your lint filter after each load faithfully, try removing the dryer vent hose that goes to the outside and inspect it for lint accumulation, water build up, or some other foreign material, as this will restrict air flow and cause your described symptoms. If your are unable to inspect your vent, disconnect it from the back of the dryer and start your dryer to see if it works that way.

Posted on May 29, 2008

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Your glides are brobably broken and missing. This will make the drum hard to turn and bind the motor. Get the front off the dryer:
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Get the screws out that hold the front on and take a look:
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Posted on Dec 16, 2008

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SOURCE: START SWITCH HUMS BUT THE DRUM DOES NOT ROTATE

Try turning the drum while holding down the start button the belt could be twisted

Posted on May 10, 2009

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SOURCE: Dryer humms but does not turn unless I rotate drum when turned on

HI. This is a damaged sator assembly in the motor casing. the cooper windings are damaged. this motor will need to be replaced asap, if possible.

Posted on Oct 19, 2009

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SOURCE: Dryer hums when start button is pushed and drum

The drum belt may be broken. Open the top to check this.

Posted on Feb 20, 2010

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