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GE electric Dryer model GDX8060SW will not start, makes a humming noice only. Exhaust duct was clogged with lint, which I removed. Still only humming noice when trying to start Dryer. Is there a reset button somewhere? Or what else to do? Could the motor have burned out? Thanks for any suggestions.

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Could have a jam still in the blower wheel and all...sounds like unit is getting power and trying to start if your getting a hmm but something is keeping it from turning...gain access to the blower area and check a little deeper for more obstruction...aso make sure belt did not come off of motor maybe motor is humming but not turning unit....

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If your vent line runs under a crawl space make sure it is suspended above the ground and has no sags where lint could collect.

If your exhaust vent runs to an attic, this is a poor design that gravity will always win because of the resistance the blower fan meets trying to push the exhaust up the wall. The lint will eventually collect in the ducting going up the wall and have to cleaned out from time to time.

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Rodents and birds are anotehr cause of dryer problems. If they have access to the outside exhaust vents, birds will build nests in them and mice love a warm place with plenty of bedding material (lint makes a nice nest). Make sure the exhaust vent is at least a foot from the ground and use a louver type cover to keep pests outside. Do not use a screen. It can resist air flow and clog.

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3. Using plastic dryer vent hose. This type of hose is not recommended because it kinks easily and can get crushed, causing an obstruction where lint can clog. Rodents can also chew through it easily. Pushing the dryer up against the wall and crushing the hose is a common cause. Use the semi-rigid metal type ducting that resists crushing, kinks and rodent infestation.

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I know it may seem that I'm beating this point to death, but it is important to provide good air flow for your dryer. The number one cause of dryer failures and house fires comes from poorly maintained and poorly installed ventilation ducting.

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