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When I push the start button on my dryer, I get a loud noise like the timer is going off. What may be the problem?

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Hi,

There can be many reasons why your dryer will not start or turn...

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SOURCE: I have a Maytag Neptune

its a motor problem check to see if theres a capacitor that starts the motor it may be burnt out it will have 16uf etc on it or the motor itself could be faulty if its covered in lint they over heat.hope this helps.

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SOURCE: when you push start button, it makes noise but won't start.

This is a A.C. hum that you are hearing. this is a warning sign. You are experiencing motor failure. the actual windings inside of the motor are losing their potential to hold an even current due to breakage. the shutdown is a safety feature built in the control panel to prevent electrical spark/fire.

Posted on Feb 14, 2009

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.

Posted on Apr 11, 2009

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SOURCE: Kenmore electric dryer won't start

DOOR SWITCH

Posted on Apr 20, 2009

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SOURCE: Dryer Won't Start

Make sure it has power. Then:Check the door switch. A little lever sticking down through top right of door opening. If it is not there you will need new door switch(sometimes the little lever breaks off). If it is there and does not click when you press it in you need a new door switch. if it clicks when you close the door then you have a bad thermal fuse.The thermal fuse is found by taking the back of the dryer off. The fuse is an oblong white plastic piece with 2 wires attached.

Door switch part number 3406109
Thermal fuse part number 3392519

Posted on May 27, 2009

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