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DLG5988B LG dryer hums, starts manually

Sungar

Premium Member
Joined
Jun 23, 2018
Messages
3
Location
San Diego, ca
Model Number
DLG5988B
Brand
LG
Age
More than 10 years
I have an LG dryer that sometimes starts fine, and sometimes hums instead of starting. When it hums, you can start it manually by opening the door, press the door sensor, start button, and then manually start the drum spinning when it hums. Once you do this you can release everything, close the door and it will start fine again.

This happens about half the time. I’ve seen some posts about bad motors with the humming sounds but wondering if it’s something else because I can still start it manually.

Thanks for your help
 

rickgburton

Appliance Tech - Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Jul 11, 2006
Messages
37,999
Location
Murray, Utah 84107, United States
Clean out the motor and motor switch with compressed air if available. If not, vacuum it the best you can. There could be lint build up around the motor switch keeping it from closing every time. If not here's the motor you need:
Drive Motor 4681EL1008A
Drive-Motor-4681EL1008A--00711309.jpg
 
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