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When you press the start button, the motor hums but won't run.

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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 going bad...

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

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Dryer Repair - The dryer will not start


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Posted on Jan 03, 2011

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

SOURCE: Maytag Neptune Dryer humming but not running

This sounds like the motor is siezed or burned out. I wish I knew how much a motor is, but the Neptune is a good dryer so it would probably be worth it to get a new motor if indeed that's the problem.

Posted on Jan 23, 2007

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dry belt is screwed...buy another one

Posted on May 22, 2008

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SOURCE: My dryer stopped working yesterday. When I press the button to start the dryer it hums, but it doesn't start turning. If I push the button 3-4 times in a row, it hums each time until about the 4th pre

Sounds like the motor is cutting out on its thermal fuse. The only cure is to change the motor.

Posted on May 05, 2009

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SOURCE: press the start button on dryer, it hums but wont

Sounds like a weak motor. You'll have to get a new motor installed. They are fairly inexpensive and easy to install yourself on that type of machine if you are handy. Motor is located in the bottom right of the machine, attached to the drum belt through a small pulley underneath the drum next to the motor.

Posted on Dec 27, 2009

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SOURCE: Maytag MDE3000ayw. When I press the start button,

It's not the start button if it responds to the button. Make sure the motor spins freely. If so, make sure you have voltage going to the motor. If so, check the start capacitor (if equipped) Good luck.

Posted on Mar 10, 2010

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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

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