Customer Support 7 days a week

Welcome Guest! To enable all features please Login or Register.



New Topic Post Reply
Go to last post Go to first unread
#1 Posted : Saturday, April 23, 2011 7:35:37 AM(UTC)

Rank: Member

Groups: Registered
Joined: 4/23/2011(UTC)
Posts: 1

The belt recntly broke on my dryer. After installing the new belt the dryer ran through several loads. We did not use it for a few days and then running after running several more loads, it was running the lights dimmed for a moment and then it stopped. We smelled electical burning but there was no fire and the breakers did not trip. Upon pushing the start button the dryer will hum but nothing else. With the door switch closed and the drum given a little help by hand to start the unit will run as long as you continue to hold the sart switch down. As soon as you let go the dryer stops.

See inside of your appliance - diagrams and part photos for virtually every model.

powered by
#2 Posted : Sunday, April 24, 2011 4:35:06 AM(UTC)

Rank: Advanced Member

Groups: Senior Expert
Joined: 2/29/2008(UTC)
Posts: 19,638

Was thanked: 10 time(s) in 10 post(s)
Here are your parts
Replacement parts for MAYTAG LDE4914ACL DRYER- ELE |

Here is a manual which may be helpful.
16008714 1994-1997 Maytag Dryers Service Manual -
You have to join the site to download the manual but it is free and this is a very good site for manuals and other info for the appliance repair DIYer.

Sounds like a motor problem.
The motor has 2 centrifugal switches on it.
They are activated when the motor gets close to operating speed,
One is for the heating element to ensure the element does not come on before there is air flow.

The other one is probably your problem. When it is activated it removes the start winding from the circuit. It also provides an alternate circuit path to the run winding so that you can release the start switch and the unit will stay running.
So I would say either the switch is toast or a wire going to the switch has burned up as it sounds like you are not getting the alternate circuit path and also the start winding is not in circuit when the motor is at rest so it just sits there and hums.

If it is not a bad wire then you will need a new motor.
Quick Reply Show Quick Reply
Users browsing this topic
Similar Topics
Kenmore electric dryer won't stay running (Dryer Repair)
by steve37887 10/25/2019 4:52:25 AM(UTC)
Dryer won't stay running after replacing parts (Dryer Repair)
by dlg56 11/6/2016 6:54:36 PM(UTC)
Dryer won't stay running... (Dryer Repair)
by 7/26/2015 7:29:52 AM(UTC)
Whirlpool Gold dryer won't stay running and no heat (Dryer Repair)
by swami69 4/7/2014 10:15:38 AM(UTC)
Dryer won't stay running (Dryer Repair)
by White72gs455 12/24/2013 1:19:55 PM(UTC)
Admiral Dryer Won't Stay Running (Dryer Repair)
by ravynfire 10/16/2012 6:51:07 AM(UTC)
dryer won't stay running (Dryer Repair)
by JimRumler 1/31/2011 11:28:26 AM(UTC)
dryer won't stay running (Dryer Repair)
by hollyparrish 1/26/2011 7:35:43 AM(UTC)
Dryer won't stay running (Dryer Repair)
by timjmix11 10/5/2010 6:04:45 PM(UTC)
Dryer won't stay running. (Dryer Repair)
by nwpop05 1/13/2010 2:21:38 PM(UTC)
Dryer Won't Stay Running (Dryer Repair)
by MONA SMITH 11/15/2009 7:19:33 PM(UTC)
Dryer won't stay running (Dryer Repair)
by Fixitchick 9/24/2009 4:12:27 PM(UTC)
dryer won't stay running (Dryer Repair)
by teetwofalcon 8/8/2009 3:34:19 AM(UTC)
GE Electric Dryer won't stay running (Dryer Repair)
by bdrg 1/8/2009 8:09:06 AM(UTC)
Bosch dryer won't stay running - sometimes (Dryer Repair)
by jhabetler 3/2/2008 1:17:47 PM(UTC)
New Topic Post Reply
Forum Jump  
You can post new topics in this forum.
You can reply to topics in this forum.
You can delete your posts in this forum.
You can edit your posts in this forum.
You cannot create polls in this forum.
You can vote in polls in this forum.