Question about Dryers
This is a symptom of a blown thermal fuse located on the blower housing. It is wired in series with the motor and therefore cuts power to the motor when it blows and results in the motor not running. No dryer function works when the motor is not running. Remove the rear access panel and locate the thermal fuse. Replace it if found blown open including the cycling thermostat. Click on the link below for the detailed troubleshooting procedure.
Troubleshooting Not Starting Whirlpool and Kenmore Dryers
Posted on Apr 04, 2011
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f you hear the motor humming and not starting at all it most likely has a severe friction problem with the drum or motor. It could possibly have some type of garment jamming the blower wheel preventing the motor from starting too.
Open the dryer door and manually rotate the dryer drum counter clockwise (CCW). It should take very little effort to rotate the drum. If it's hard to rotate that could explain why the motor hums instead of starting up. If it turns freely, shut the door and see if will start. If it still hums and not start it may have bad motor or a low voltage supply to the motor.
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