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Old 05-13-2009, 10:20 AM
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My dryer won't start but I hear a buzzing noise every time I push the start button. Can anyone help?


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Old 05-15-2009, 06:54 AM
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Can you tell us where the buzzing noise is coming from, and does it stay on as long as you hold the start switch on?

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It sounds like its coming from the motor. And it does stay on as long as I hold down the start button. The motor is free moving and so is the blower wheel. Thanks for the help
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Ok, good (well maybe not too good, let's see)

What I would like you to do is to open the door and have someone hold in the door switch while you press the start button and turn the drum with your other hand. If the dryer starts up then your motor will need to be replaced.

Let us know how this works out and if the dryer still does not start we will have some other ideas.
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Hey, first post on here and don't mean to thread jack but I'm having the exact same problem. I have one question in regards to sidfink43's post on how to test if the motor is bad. I was wondering which way am I suppose to turn the drum- clockwise or counterclockwise? I believe when my dad had this dryer before me he replaced the cycling thermostat and the thermal fuse but I still have to get confirmation on that. Here's the dryer info:
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That's a good test for motor start windings. Mine growled loudly but started when it was cold, just growled/hummed during start when hot. Also growled when it would start and run and would also fail intermittently during run. New motor fixed it.

To answer your question, I think clockwise. If it makes some kind of humming noise, be prepared to unplug quickly and try CCW!

Good Luck to You,

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