Question about Dryers
Over the past few days the dryer has started to hum after being turned off. The humming noise is loudest behind dial. The first time this happened I opened the door and closed it, and the humming stopped. However now, it hums constantly when off. I have checked the filter, and have unplugged it, and plugged it back.
The timer is not advancing itself to the OFF or open cam, which opens points and stops the timer motor.
You will have to replace the timer to correct the issue.
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Posted on May 31, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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f you hear the motor humming and not starting at all it most likely has a severe friction problem with the drum or motor. It could possibly have some type of garment jamming the blower wheel preventing the motor from starting too.
Open the dryer door and manually rotate the dryer drum counter clockwise (CCW). It should take very little effort to rotate the drum. If it's hard to rotate that could explain why the motor hums instead of starting up. If it turns freely, shut the door and see if will start. If it still hums and not start it may have bad motor or a low voltage supply to the motor.
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