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Drum not rotating

Dryer was working fine then on the following load I turned power on, selected the temp and pressed "start".  The drum did not rotate.   Machine hums for 5 seconds then stops, machine will not hum again until it is completely turned off. "Check filter" is flashing when is powered on however I've cleaned it over and over. 

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  • CalvinQ Jun 03, 2008

    Thanks for the suggestion.  I tried everything you suggested but it still did not rotate. 

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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.

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