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My dryer doesnt work. the tumbler doesnt turn. when you push the start button it sounds like its going to start but it doesnt move

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Hi check the belt maybe broken or if you just hear humming maybe motor. dose it heat at all? jim

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Most likely you will end up needing a new motor for the unit I have peronally seen units like you have described with the hum sound and done the exact same thing spining the drum and then the motor catches hold and turns for a short time. The motor in this case is starting to seize up and you will have to replace the motor in the unit or it will stop turning completly. If you have any further questions message me back and please also remember when our chat has fully concluded to rank how this opinion has helped it allows me to continue helping others in similar situations in the future Thanks Rick

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ok can u turn the tumbler freely,
if no well there is something stuck in you blower like a sock or something
if the tumbler turns freely
keep the door open and hold the door switch
try pushing the start button
and tuning the tumbler, yes all three at the same time lol you may need a hand
try tuning the tumbler when you hear a hum
if it takes off bad news your start winding on the motor is bad or the capacitor depending on your model
if it does not turn, but the hum continues longer than 1-2 minutes it could be just a belt

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sounds as if the motor is not starting,try to turn tumbler manually.if tumbler turns but motor does'nt start check motor.

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Maytage MDE3080DAYW


Hi, it sounds like you have a bad motor. You can try and open the door, hold the door button while having someone push the start button. Try turning the drum with your hand while these buttons are pushed and see if the dryer starts. It sounds like the start winding has gone bad.
If the drum will not turn, remove the front panel of the dryer and see if something has gotten into the blower wheel to stop it.
I hope this helps you. Please let me knwo if I can assist you further.

Vic

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Sounds like the start windings or circuit is not engaging. When you press the start button, you engage the start and run windings of the motor. Once the motor starts running, the start windings drop out and the run windings keep it going. Your manual pushing is taking the place of the start process. I'd look at either replacing the motor or check out the start circuit. If the unit is electric, you may want to go price shopping as a new unit may be smarter than doing a repair. At least you'd know what's out there.
Good Luck and hope this helps.

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