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  • If you can hear your motor spinning, then it is most likely caused by a broken drum belt.
  • If you can hear your motor 'humming' like it it stuck, then you might have faulty 'motor start capacitor'.
  • If you cannot hear the motor, then it maybe the drying controller board or sometimes the motor itself.
All cases involve dismantling the dryer and best left to a qualified dryer mechanics: check your warranty as the unit may still be under warranty (in which case, call the manufacturer help desk for instructions).

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My dryer won't start. When i activate the start switch I hear a hum like the motor is bound up.. I opened the top and the drum is not stuck and the belt seems in good shape. The unit is about 4 years...


check the blower wheel sometimes objects get caught in it not allowing it to spin. If it is clean open the dryer door push and hold the door switch and push start while it is humming rotate the drum. if it starts to spin then you need a new motor it will run you probably 150 - 200 dollars

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Hello- Its possible that there is a bad start relay or switch but most likely the motor is bad. Try spinning the drum by hand, if it doesn't spin there may be something (a sock) stuck in the blower motor. You would have to take the machine apart to determine this. Depending on the Make and Model it could be difficult, or not. Just BE SURE if you open anything up the dryer is unplugged. Good Luck

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f you can hear a hum then the motor may be bad or the tumbler is stuck. If you don't then the motor may be bad or the belt may be broken. If you can hear a hum then it probably wouldn't be worth fixing, I would suggest getting a new one. If you can't, open it up and see what's wrong

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Could be a couple things causing this problem. If you can turn the durm by hand without much resistance then the belt may be too loose. This could be because the spring on the tension pully came off or the belt streached. The humming you hear is the motor spinning. If you cannot turn the drum by hand then something could be stuck between the drum and the frame of the dryer.
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