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Hello, the other day my dryer just all of a sudden would not start. The timer switch works fine, and

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Old 03-25-2013, 10:07 AM
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Model Number: 86910100   Brand: Sears   Age: More than 10 years   

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Hello, the other day my dryer just all of a sudden would not start. The timer switch works fine, and when I "push to start", it makes a buzzing noise as if it is sending electricity, but the drum does not move at all. I do not have an ohmmeter to test the current and money is a bit tight at the moment. Any suggestions?

Oh yeah, and it is a Capri model from Sears.

EDIT: If I hold the start button in for about ten seconds, it will make a click noise and then produce no sound at all as if something has been tripped. If I wait roughly a minute, it will make the buzzing noise again when I try to start it.

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The complete model number is: 86910100 69101


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Old 03-25-2013, 10:39 AM
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Hi.

Please provide the complete model number of the unit.

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Oh, I am sorry, I did not notice that it continued.

The complete model number is: 86910100 69101
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Sears model will start with 3 numbers, then dot, then another 8 numbers.

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Perhaps it is 110. 86910100

Somehow I'm failing at this.

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Hi.

Try this:

Open the door, tape the door switch in closed position.
Set the timer on, push the start button and turn the tumbler. If the motor kicks in - replace it. (Motor start winding most likely is bad).

The motor Part number: 279827

Part number: 279827


Use the video clip for instructions.

Post the results.

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