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My samsung front loading dryer does not spin. The lights

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My samsung front loading dryer does not spin. The lights come on but when you hit the start button, you hear a very little humming noise but the motor does not come and nothing spins. I tried to spin the drum by hand and it feels tight like the belt is still wrapped around. It spins but not freely like the belt is broken. Could this be a thermostat ?
JA: Can you guesstimate how old your Samsung is? And just to clarify, what's the exact model?
Customer: Samsung model DV337 and it is approx 6 /7 yrs old
JA: What are all the symptoms of the problem (error codes, flashing lights, etc.)?
Customer: No error codes. The lights come on and i can switch from normal to extra dry... this works okay. But no error codes
JA: What happened just before this problem started? What troubleshooting have you tried?
Customer: The only thing was maybe the dryer spun one dry cycle without the filter in place
JA: Anything else you want the appliance expert to know before I connect you?
Customer: NO
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Appliance Guru replied 1 year ago.

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See if you can press the door switch in and hold it down, while pressing start give the drum a spin by hand does it start?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I not sure if the door switch presses down..
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It seems like door switch, is not this a magnet sensor
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
is anybody here to help ??
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I press the door switch down and press start, and then i can spin the drum by hand.. and nothing happens
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hello, it has been over 15min, i am sorry i am going to ask for my money back this is just way to long.. sorry