GE Dryer DWSR473GV0WW periodically just hums when turning on switch
Recently, my dryer has stretches where it doesn't start when we turn the Start switch; instead, just hums. Humming sound appears to be coming from 'inside' the dryer, not right at the switch. Have tried cycling from one cycle to another, opening and closing door - nothing. Some time later, we can return to the dryer and try it again - voila! all's working again. Am wondering if I have a dying Start switch?
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Re: GE Dryer DWSR473GV0WW periodically just hums when...
If it hums when you start it means switch is ok. problem may be the motor capacitor. to check, take off the top and give the drum a push in the normal direction of rotation. if it goes then motor capacitor is faulty - cheap part
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Try this, open the dryer door and hold down the door light switch. Turn on the dryer and press start.When you hear the motor humming, turn the drum clockwise with your hand to see if it will turn. If itruns, you have a bad motor and will need to be replaced. If it doesn't turn, something is jammedinside and you will need to disassemble the unit to find the jam. Hope this helps.
something is jamming the drum of the dryer from turning... remove the casing and take a closer look. There may also have been something recently dried which may have come out and jammed the dryer drum. Try hand turning the dryer drum to see... it should freely revolve at least a little bit Good luck with it Ck
dryer won't run, but hot air blow and humming when turned on Belt is off, idler is off or broken. Replace the belt and idler. Make sure it is installed correctly with tension on the belt. It will take care of your problem
When I try and start my ge dbb3300eaoww dryer it buzzes as if it wants
to start if I spin it with my hand it will work. I put a new belt on it
and it does the same thing. Motor start switch is bad. This is typically replaceable with out replacing the motor. Will take care of the problem.
My drum will sometimes stop turning in the middle of a cycle, and the
motor just hums. I pause the dryer, open the door, rotate the drum,
unplug and plug the electrical, and then it will usually complete the
cycle. Does that mean the belt is "occasionally" slipping? How do I
check this? Replace the belt. It has stretched to the point it no longer can carry the load. Should consider replacing the idler at the same time. This will take care of the problem.