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This dryer makes a sound like it wants to start but i have to open the door reach in and hand turn the tub then close the door real fast and start it. I'm kinda of giving it a jump start.

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This link, http://www.repairclinic.com/SmartSearch/SmartSearch.aspx, provides exploded view imagery, belt routing diagrams, parts imagery and function, parts ordering and shipping information, error code details, just about anything you need to get your appliance up and running again. Just follow the links to navigate through the site.

You will need to enter the model number stamped on the manufacturers product information data tag, located on the unit, and not in the User’s Manual. to access your product information.


Here are some common solutions to help resolve the issue with your appliance.
Clicking on the underlined links will take you directly to that page.
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Very rarely, a voltage issue could cause this symptom, but you should rule out the other possibilities first, unless you have a volt-ohm meter, then a quick check of the voltage MAY rule out these other issues.
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This could be a motor or drive system issue. To test for a motor problem, you will need to remove the drum belt. See exploded view diagram link below, for disassembly.

http://www.repairclinic.com/0100_16.asp

If the motor fails to start, replace the motor, See link below.
http://www.repairclinic.com/SmartSearch/SSPartDetail.aspx?PartID=2584&PPStack=1

If the motor starts, then you will have to look for:
1. Blower obstruction
2. Rear drum rollers.
3. Idler pulley
4. Drum belt, See link below
http://www.repairclinic.com/SmartSearch/SSPartDetail.aspx?PartID=587636&PPStack=1

5. Front tub glide bearing and seal assembly. See link below.
http://www.repairclinic.com/SmartSearch/SSPartDetail.aspx?PartID=2702&PPStack=1


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Posted on Jul 11, 2008

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