Question about Whirlpool Dryers
Motor issue or start switch on the dryer
wiring issue to the dryer at the cord connection on back of dryer
cord plug in recepticle
loose wire at breaker
bet motor issue
Posted on May 27, 2008
SOURCE: kenmore dryer will not start
If the buzzing noise is from the vicinity of the switch, then suspect the push button contacts, if from within the bowels of the machine, then something is probably preventing the motor from running up to speed, it is stalled - (there are buzzes, and buzzes).This could be many things, from something mechanically jamming the drum, to worn bearings or a faulty motor/start circuit.
As I am not aware of your skills, I am not asking you to take the back off and have a look.
Posted on Jan 15, 2008
The motor is weak and needs replaced, don't hold the start button too long or you may smoke the motor's thermal protection and it could get smokey and stinky. Make sure you can get the blower wheel off before you make a run for parts, sometimes you have to break them off the shaft. : (
Posted on Sep 17, 2008
WARNING: High Voltage may bzzt you... careful.
Your dryer thinks that it is at the end of a dry cycle.
First thing to do is disconect the dryer from the 220v mains and let it sit for about 10 min.
then, spin the timer four or five times around and then stop it at a TIMED dry cycle, not an automatic cycle. (example: 60 minutes).
Plug unit back into the wall.
SLAM door on unit and press button again...
Posted on Mar 12, 2009
most of the time when the syary button just busses it means the motor is gone,you can take it apart and clean and lube itmake sure nothing stuck in it,let me know if you need more help-mike
Posted on Mar 21, 2009
My Hotpoint dryer is seven years old and did the exact same thing. When I got over the anger and the thought of spending 4 or 5 hundred dollars to replace it I started messing with it. I finally decided that since it buzzed when I tried to start it there was current there. The only other thing it could be was the drying cycle knob.
I held the start knob and let it buzz while I slowly turned the dryer cycle knob to the right. As I turned through each cycle it would hit "off" and the buzzing would stop and then resume as I moved past the "off " setting. On the third trip around the dryer "started" and has been working since. Maybe something got out of kilter. Apparently the problem was in the knob that controls the drying cycles.
Posted on Apr 11, 2009
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