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My LG DLE2514 dryer will not spin. So if I start a load, I hear the engine hum but the drum does not spin. If I open the front door and press the sensor down, which fools the machine that the door is open, then proceed to turn the drum manually; the drum begins to spin. The spin of the drum at this point can take a laundry load. What can it be?

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Welcome to FixYa.

Based on what you`re describing it sounds like a faulty motor for sure.

If the motor cannot turn the drum under it`s own, it may simply have "gunked" or dirty bearings which can impede the motor from starting.

If you are capable of taking the unit apart ( done from the front...not back ) you may be able to clean it out and oil the bearings as a "fix", but eventually the motor will need to be replaced.

You`ll also want to try and run the motor without the belt/drum attached to see if it will indeed start that way and make sure the belt isn`t "slipping".

**unplug the unit before first**

Motor part # 4681EL1008A

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It should be available at most local brick & mortar appliance part locations or online vendors like "" "" to name a couple.

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


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Posted on Sep 02, 2010


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Interesting question.

Humming may be from the motor or incidental belt noise. There is a felt bearing on the drum where it rides on the front panel and this felt bearing can get dirty. I'm not convinced it would make a humming sound.

Tell me, what tune is it humming?

Kidding, sorry.

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Find replacement belts at a advertiser, local applliance parts place, LG website or

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