My dryer is giving me problem, when i press the start button it gives
me hummmmming sound but does not move, and after 2-3 tried it goes
dead for a sometime before i can try again.
Is it that the motor is gone or something i can do myself. I don't
want to call service personal bec. it gets expensive.
Thanks for all inputs.
Sounds as if the motor is not able to start (could be bad bearings) and it
is kicking out on overload protection. If that is the case, it should be
Other possibilities is that the drum is not able to turn. There are usually
rollers that support the drum. If they are binding, it could have the same
I don't know your mechanical abilities, but motor replacements is usually
not too difficult.
Take a peek at www.repairclinic.com or www.applianceaid.com for more
This is nearly always a failed motor. Bearings wear 'egg-shaped'
and cause the armature to try to start off-center. Bet yours is a
Whirlpool or Kenmore, right?
Send the model number & I can be more specific. If it's a 29
inch (wide) dryer, the motor's are pretty reasonable. I get them
on sale from time to time at $76.50. They ship with instructions,
but you'll need to be pretty handy with tools to do it. As I always
say, 'after the first one it gets easier.' <grin>
If it's a 27 incher, the motor's pretty pricey. Let me know.
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New Albany, PA
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Thanks All for posting,
Last night i tried to be handy and opened up the dryer, i could not
take the drum out, i will go home and open the front and try to take
it out. The drum seemed to be very heavy when i tried to run it with
hand. I will open it up tonight and post the condition more precisely
tomorow morning. Any tips when i open the dryer, i am totally a layman
when it comes down to appliances.
Thanks once again.
Last night i opened up the dryer, took the tub out cleaned it all
around, but the problem is the same, i think the motor is gone. It ran
once after i cleaned it and once its started its doing oki. But after
that it did not start. Can i do more testing before i start looking
for new motor. The dryer is Admiral and model# is AL8410.
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