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Help! GE Dryer hums but won't start.

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Our GE dryer, model number dde7108pjlwh, has recently died. When we push the start button, the dryer emits a loud hum, but the motor will not turn. It sounds as if the motor is stuck, but I have no idea what is wrong... Any feedback would be greatly appreciated!

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Either the motor is jammed with something in the blower housing or something else has the drum jammed.  If not your motor is ka-poot....

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Can you turn the drum by hand without having to exert a herculean amount of force? If so, replace the motor: CLICK HERE.

Otherwise, there's a problem with the rolling components.

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thanks, y'all. i'll take a look again and see what i find out.

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   Put the timer in a run position. (anything but off).   Open the door.  Hold the door switch.  Give the drum a good counterclockwise whirl.  Report your findings.

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well, it didn't seem to change the symptoms at all. drum turns freely, but still won't start.[user=2]Jedi Appliance Guy[/user] wrote:

   Put the timer in a run position. (anything but off).   Open the door.  Hold the door switch.  Give the drum a good counterclockwise whirl.  Report your findings.

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Take the Samurai's advice and follow his link. 

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