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When I push the dryer button I hear a buzz but it won't spin

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Hi... you have a bad motor

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The motor is weak and needs replaced, don't hold the start button too long or you may smoke the motor's thermal protection and it could get smokey and stinky. Make sure you can get the blower wheel off before you make a run for parts, sometimes you have to break them off the shaft. : (

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Hi If when you push the start button & It humms Its a bad motor replace the motor

Posted on Dec 16, 2008

SOURCE: My dryer makes a buzzing noise when I push the start button

My Hotpoint dryer is seven years old and did the exact same thing. When I got over the anger and the thought of spending 4 or 5 hundred dollars to replace it I started messing with it. I finally decided that since it buzzed when I tried to start it there was current there. The only other thing it could be was the drying cycle knob.
I held the start knob and let it buzz while I slowly turned the dryer cycle knob to the right. As I turned through each cycle it would hit "off" and the buzzing would stop and then resume as I moved past the "off " setting. On the third trip around the dryer "started" and has been working since. Maybe something got out of kilter. Apparently the problem was in the knob that controls the drying cycles.

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locked up dryer motor,replace-mike

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pull motor switch out(the one with wires go in motor) best use compressed air.... lint is stopping lever... this all happens after you turn breakers off...hi hi

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