Good evening glenn.after you try restarting it, what will it do?
JACUSTOMER-s7a7n7nl- : It tries to turn slowly and then stops and hums
gst85 : hmm,ok that would be a motor issue
JACUSTOMER-s7a7n7nl- : The motor is brand new
gst85 : If you manually rotate the drum by hand,does it have tension?
JACUSTOMER-s7a7n7nl- : Normal tension
gst85 : Ok about how long ago did it stop again?
JACUSTOMER-s7a7n7nl- : My wife put a load in the dryer about 6 days ago, and while we were in our bedroom we heard a loud bang and smelled burning. I unplugged the dryer and went to bed. I looked at it the next morning and found the belt shredded - it was a new belt. The motor smelled fried, so ordered and replaced the motor about 3 days ago. We tried to start a load of laundry and it started fine for about 2 minutes and shut off.
gst85 : ok the motor spinning freely from the blower.that will cause this problem as well. So if you try to restart it right away,will it run?
JACUSTOMER-s7a7n7nl- : Not exactly. I just now turned the dryer on with no wet clothes in it and it seems to run fine. I am asking my wife to put a load of wet clothes in and start it to see what happens.
Ok, the dryer drum stops turning in about a minute after a load of clothes are in it. If I take the clothes out it turns ok. If I put the clothes back in now it won't turn with the motor, but I can spin it by hand. Could it be a sensor letting the dryer get too hot? It seems to run with the motor when you first put clothes in it while it is cool and then stops once it reaches a temperature.
gst85 : Ok yes check the exhaust vent for any blockage, that will cause this problem as well. Just one question,do you notice the top cover getting hot or very warm?
JACUSTOMER-s7a7n7nl- : Top is normal warm, no blockage in the exhaust vent. Again motor turned drum just fine with no noise or over heating when there are no clothes in it. If it were a sensor, would it make it over heat with or without clothes? Ok I just tried putting in about half the amount of clothes and it seems to run ok. now please know that we don't over load our dryer. it used to take the amount of clothes, and more, than we put in when this problem developed. I only have a small amount of clothes in it now and it is still running
Is there a sensor that controls load? Would the sensor on the belt tension pulley arm shut it off? Well that was a bust...it stopped again, but it took longer with less clothes in it.