If your dryer is making a loud growling noise and sometimes buzzes when the start button is pushed or sometimes the motor shuts off before the cycle is completed then you may have a problem with the motor.
Always remember to clean the dryer lint filter after each load and it is helpful to keep lint from covering the motor which could cause it to overheat and burn out.
If the dryer is humming after pressing the start button and you cannot turn the drum by hand it is likely your motor has burned out and will need to be replaced.
Caution: Always remove/disconnect the power source from the unit you are working on. Unplug it! When unplugging or removing the power source, double check to make sure you removed the proper cord or turned off the proper breaker.
Check to see if the motor will rotate freely and run it with the belt removed and blower in place. If the motor runs good without the belt then the problem maybe the idler pully or drum. If the drum cannot rotate fully with the belt on, you may need to replace one or possibly both of these parts. If you have to hold the start button down for a couple of seconds, this is most likely the sign of a burned out or bad motor which will need to be replaced.
If your dryer will start but then stops after just a few minutes then your problem maybe a malfunctioning thermal overload detector which is mounted on the motor and heater box.
Perhaps the motor hums but does not rotate even with the belt removed, but you can still turn the drum by hand, you may have to replace the motor or motor start capacitor.
If your washer leaves the laundry sopping wet after the final cycle is finished, here is a check list that may help you troubleshoot and fix the problem.
Check the clothes washer drain hose – clogged or bent –
On the back of your washer is a drain hose. Check this to make certain it is not bent, therefore restricting the water from pumping out. At the same time you should remove the hose from the drain pump and check to see that the pump and drain hose don’t have any blockage that would keep the water from flowing freely.
Washer drain hose is positioned incorrectly –
Clothes Washer Drain Hose
The drain hose in back of your clothes washer may be either too far down in the drainpipe or not far enough down. This would cause the water to not drain out of the tub, leaving your clothes dripping wet.
Drain filter or coin trap clogged on the clothes washer –
A clothes washer has a debris filter or coin trap which could possibly be blocked causing the washer not to spin dry your clothes The drain filter is on the front bottom of the washer and the coin trap is located behind an access panel. These are filtering devices and can be easily cleaned which will make the water flow when the washer is draining the water out.
The drain pump is clogged or faulty –
The washer drain pump may be clogged with debris or maybe faulty if it will not spin all of the water out of the washer. Check out the inside of the drain hose and the pump ports for debris that may be clogging them. If these are clear, test the drain pump to make certain it is working properly.
Wash load may make the tub get out of balance and not spin fast enough –
When loading the washer try to add items of the same size. No blankets or large heavy items with smaller ones. This will get the washer out of balance. Don’t overload your washer or pack clothing in tightly.
Loose or damaged clothes washer belt –
If your washing machine is not spinning your clothes dry it may be the belt, pump or the motor. The belt could be stretched or just worn out. Check the belt or the direct drive system for wear and tear. If the drive belt or direct drive motor coupling is worn, stretched, broken, cracked or damaged in any way, they will need to be replaced.
Washing machine clutch may have gone bad –
If your washer is not spinning your clothes dry, it may be that the clutch is about to fail, because the spinning action is not sufficient to remove enough water from your clothes.
Your problem could possibly be the transmission, although this is usually rare.
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