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Dryer turns on but when start button is press drum does not spin but make a spinning noise.

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Hi,

There can be many reasons why your dryer will not start or turn...

The most common causes are the belt breaking or jumping off, or the motor goingbad...

Here are a couple of tips that I wrote will help you to figure out why yourdryer will not run...

Dryer Repair - The Dryer is not Turning

Dryer Repair - The dryer will not start


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or just a bad belt cheap but labor intensive
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Regulate a specific spin speed that generates excessive vibration and noise as follows:
1) Put an unbalance part (rubber) inside of the drum.
(this is a special weight that service people use. It clips into the drum. If you don't have it, throw in about 4 to 6lbs of damp laundry.)

2) Start the QC test mode (Refer to section 7-2).
7-2 says turn the washer off, then press 'spin speed' and 'soil level' at the exact same time. Then, while holding both buttons, press power to start "QC test mode"

3) Press Delay Wash button, then ' tst ' is displayed on lcd
4) Press the Spin Speed button repeatedly to select Extra High.
5) Press the Quick Cycle button, the spin speed is displayed.
6) Press the Start/Pause button.
7) Press the Beeper button repeatedly to set spin speed (600, 800, 1000, 1200 rpm) and check if there is vibration
and noise.
8) If there is no vibration and noise, increase the spin speed by pressing Beeper button.
9) If there is vibration and noise, rotate the Cycle selector knob clockwise to reduce the Spin Speed (reduce by 50
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When pushing the start button dryer hums but does not spin. when u release start button dryer shuts off


Sounds like a bad motor. Check to make sure the drum isn't stuck, if you can spin the drum put some tape on the door switch and press the start button while you spin the drum. If the drum continues to rotate, you have a bad motor.

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My dryer basket doesn't spin


does it make noise like the motor is running but the belt is not attached? or does it hum and stop after you let go of the start button ?
lets assume it hums... open the door you will see a little button for the door switch, hold that down and have someone else press and hold the start button, CAREFULLY spin the drum clockwise if the drum spins on its own then you will need a new motor and probably a blower cause typically you have to break them off and i mean break all the way down to the stem just so you can take the motor off, atleast thats the way i did it after trying the other way and needing stitches.
if the motor sounds like its running but the drum doest turn, you will probably need a new belt.
lastly if you press the start button and nothing happens, check for voltage, second check door switch, next check for continuity with a multimeter at the thermal fuse, with the wires disconnected from the thermal fuse.

Feb 09, 2011 | Washing Machines

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When I press on the start button, I hear a noise but the dryer is not spinning, could it be the belt or something else. Waiting


if the drum is belt drivin, then its a good possibility thats what it is. the noise that you hear may be the motor spinning.

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I get no response when i push the start button of my dryer. Only a humming noise.


unfortunately the noise is your motor,try spinning the drum by hand,if it spins it's the motor,if it's hard to turn you could have something stuck in the blower wheel or the belt could be hung up on something that's not letting the motor turn,also try spinning the drum and hold the door switch in and have someone else hold the start button in to see if it starts,sometime there's a flat spot on the motor and you can get it to start this way but if it happens again you have to change out the motor or get a new dryer,good luck let me know what you find and if you need more help let me know

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Dryer drum will not spin when you push start button.


can you hear the motor running? if so its probably a broke belt

Sep 03, 2009 | Dryers

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Whirlpool dryer WED5530SQ0, heats but does not run


So,. basically your drum doesnt turn. SO your getting heat still even though the drum isnt turning. Is this right? Sounds strange??? Do you hear any humming noise when you push the start button? I need to know a little more about the problem because im kinda confused as how you decribed the problem. Iv never seen a dryer heat but the drum not spinning. especially your model dryer. Its electric heat right? because if the drum doesnt spin, maybe your motor is bad. and if your motor is bad, then your heating element wont heat up because the centrifical switch in the motor is not switching to complete the circuit to the heating element. So this is why im confused when you said" Dryer heats when knob turned but when "push button" pressed, drum doesnt run." Because your belt wraps around the motor pully and the motor is what makes the drum turn. Like i said, i never seen this model dryer heat with out the motor operating. So if you can give me some more info, ill do my best to help you out....Thanks!!!!

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Dryer drum will not turn


Try pushing start button while turing drum clock wise and see if drum will start spinning, sounds like bad start winding or relay

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