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I have a whirlpool elec dryer model CE2950XSW3. when I push…

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I have a whirlpool elec dryer model CE2950XSW3. when I push the start button the motor makes a loud buzzing sound and does not start the drum turning.

Contractor's Assistant: Can you guesstimate how old your Whirlpool is? And just to clarify, what's the exact model?

Model no CE2950XSW3 the dryer is approximately 21 yrs old.

Contractor's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

Yes

Contractor's Assistant: Anything else we should know to help you best?

I recently had a repair done. the thermal fuse was defective and needed to be replaced. the machine ran for one day and then this buzzing issue and not starting

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Appliance Technician: Engineer-Tech, Home Appliance Technician replied 6 months ago
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Appliance Technician: Engineer-Tech, Home Appliance Technician replied 6 months ago

It looks like you've gotten many years out of your Whirlpool dryer. This is not uncommon. Whenever your dryer makes a loud buzzing noise when you press the start button, it means that the motor is struggling to turn but can't. This is either because something fell into the lint screen chute and got into the blower, or that the motor has failed. There is about an 80% chance that the motor has failed and the rest of the probability rest mainly on something having fallen into the blower or some other obstruction to the rotational motion of the system. I will give you the part number of the motor since it is the most likely culprit. It is 279827. You can get it on Amazon here: http://a.co/iq1Me7u

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