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I have an electric kenmore dryer that just makes a humming

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I have an electric kenmore dryer that just makes a humming noise when hitting the start does not tumble anymore.
Before was making a noise on and off when tumbling
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 6 years ago.
Hello, and thank you for using this service. I'll be helping you with your problem today.

If you open the door, can you turn the drum by hand either directions?
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 6 years ago.
ok then unfortunately that means nothing is blocking the tub from turning and the motor is getting power or it wouldn't be humming---which means that your motor itself is bad and will need to be replaced. The part is normally about $160 or so for the part. Below is a link to the part you'll need to order.


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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
How easy it to replace a motor?
Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 6 years ago.
I wouldn't call it that easy at all unfortunately. Below is a link to a video that will show you how to remove the motor and replace it, although it is slightly different in accessing the inside of the dryer since you need to remove the lower front panel first.