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Sears Kenmore Dryer 110.96281100 Won't Start

Triple BB

Premium Member
Joined
Dec 24, 2008
Messages
32
Location
Casper
Model Number
110.96281100
Brand
Sears Kenmore
Age
More than 10 years
Today my dryer wouldn't start. When I pushed the start button, it made a humming noise like the motor was trying to start but the drum wasn't turning. I pulled the front panel off and cleaned out all the lint. I put it back together and it started right up. Then my wife pulled the dry clothes out and put a new load in and it did the same thing. I pulled the top and spun the drum and it started up. Later on, she went to start a new load and when she pushed the button, it did nothing. There was no humming noise or anything. I happened to have a new thermal fuse, so I put that in just to check and that didn't help. I know when it was running it seemed to be heating fine. Any help would be appreciated.
 

Jake

Appliance Tech - Admin
Staff member
Joined
Aug 24, 2004
Messages
114,722
Location
McMullen Valley, Arizona
Hi,

Its possibly the motor went out.

A test to see if the motor is any good, hook up a test cord to terminals 4 & 5 on the motor(THEY SHOULD BE LABELED M4 & M5 OR 4 & 5) , plug into a 120 volt outlet to see if the motor will run.

Make sure you unplug the dryer first before accessing and testing the motor.

Here's the motor for your model:
Drive Motor 279827


Let us know what you find.

Jake
 
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