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Offline tumbleweed60050

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Drum Does not turn
« on: January 12, 2009, 11:36:36 PM »

LG DLG3788W dryer. - The drum does not turn when pressing start.  The dryer "humms" as though it is trying to start.  If I turn the drum by hand, sometimes I can get it to "jump start".  It is harder to do this when there is a load on the motor.  However, I can get the drum to spin easier when when the dryer is empty.  I did however get the drum to spin in the opposite way once.  I could not duplicate this a second time (from my previous experiences, this means there is a bad winding in the motor).  I have the service manual, but haven't been able to do any tests.  Any additional ideas or a starting point to troubleshoot would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you

Offline RegUS_PatOff

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Re: Drum Does not turn
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2009, 02:42:54 AM »
With the Belt removed, can you turn the Motor Shaft by hand easily ? noisy ?

Check the Rollers...

Will the Motor Start without the Belt (Belt Switch held closed) ?
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Offline Mr. Fix-It

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Re: Drum Does not turn
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2009, 01:45:34 PM »
The start coil is probably shot on the motor if you can "jump start" it.


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