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My clothes dryer hums but does not turn the drum. I removed

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My clothes dryer hums but does not turn the drum. I removed the plate from the back of the control panel and there is a burn spot on the inside of the plate that came from the large screw on the left side. I don't see any lose wires. What could have caused the short and is there a fuse that has blown that is causing the dryer not to run? Can you help me repair this?


Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 6 years ago.
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The only fuse on this machine would actually cut power to the entire unit and you'd have no signs of life. If you hear the unit humming when the drum should spin and the unit isn't actually spinning, then either your belt is broken or the motor is faulty and will need to be replaced.

As far as the burn mark goes, you'd just need to just look and see what might cause that. I'm not there so it's difficult to speculate if you have a broken wire or a shorted timer or what, but it doesn't appear to be affecting anything so it might just have come during manufacturing.

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