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Buzzing noise, will not start

Makes a buzzing noise when I try to engage dryer, will not turn on.

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    i also have the same problem it acts like it will start when you push the start button but just makes small buzzing noise like there is power but it just wont run



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Your machine needs a new motor the start switch on the motor has worn out I have tried replacing the sart switch but the result is the same!

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SOURCE: Dryer won't start. Just makes a buzzing noise.

see if you can spin the drum by hand,if you can sounds like you have abad motor,or something could be stuck in the blower wheel jamming the motor and the belt broke but the sound is the motor,you need to get in there and look,let me know what you find and if i can help you with anything else

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SOURCE: Drum won't turn after pushing Start

first thing to do is open the door hold the switch closed and try to turn it on at the same time turnong the drum by hand,if the drum turns there could be a couple of this wrong.
the first thing is the motor has alot of lint build up around and in it this can be clean with a vaccum,there will be a small access panel on the bottom left side of the dryer in the rear remove the pane and you can see the motor.if the motor is clean and free of lint then you might have a bad start winding in the motor and needs to be replace.if the motor still does not turn then you may need to replace the start switch.good luck with your dryer i hope this helps you out.

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SOURCE: whirlpool lgr4634eqo makes a buzzing noise when trying to start

Try holding the door switch lever in and turning the drum hard by hand. It sounds like you have a start switch out in the motor.

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SOURCE: dryer does not start

Sounds like your motor has gone bad...
A dryer may not start for many reasons...
This tip that I wrote will help you to figure out what is happening...


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