My dryer turns on and it sounds like it is going to start. I hear a click but no action. I tried changing the settings and then started to smell a little burning. I checked the back and all seems well.
I would prefer to try and fix this myself vs.paying for repair.
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Re: Only 1.5 years old and just stopped drying...
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Do not be penny wise and dollar foolish! It will cost you a lot of aggravation and money and in the end you will pay for service anyway! This is an electronic problem and you need the proper tools and experience to make repairs today. Like cars today you cannot repair them yourself ! Some cars need 30,000 dollar computers to diagnose them!
Relax and get it over with and you can wash clothes agin soon!
For this is a situation that you will need service!
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the ticking sound you hear is the timer motor.this is normal on timed dry.on auto dry you should only hear it when the heater is turned off.if the dryer shuts off and will not start after 20 to30 min. the motor has over heated and stopped to prevent over heating.venting is the no.1 cause of this.the vent system needs to be checked first.if it is a magic chef,admiral,or maytag under a few years the part below the lint screen needs to have all that lint removed every 6mo.
After 15 years of service I imagine it will be hard to get the parts you want to repair it.. Newer machines may not dry as quickly as the older types but they use less power to do so.. Consider a new machine for the sake of the economics of the problem
if the unit is sounding like it is struggling to start then you most likely have a bad bearing in the motor. they will usually get noisy and the become worse and louder. the unit also will run for awhile and then stop with the clothes not dry, if you try to start it it will go but will stop again shortly later. if this unit is fairly old, like more then 10 years, you might want to look at the price of a new unit versus replacing the motor. the motor could cost you about 100-120 bucks if you put it in yourself and another 100 bucks if you pay someone to put it in for you. most new dryers will cost about 250-300 bucks, so the choice is up to you.