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tdsilk 01-29-2013 08:14 PM

LG dryer won't turn when start button pushed

My LG TROMM front load dryer won't start when start button is pushed. However, if I take the top off and manually spin drum it turns and continues normally. Any ideas what causes this?


hardwareman 01-29-2013 08:52 PM

bad motor winding

tdsilk 01-30-2013 01:08 PM


Originally Posted by hardwareman (Post 1105216)
bad motor winding

Thank you. Does this require a new motor? If so, is there a recommended place to purchase? Lastly, can someone point to the steps to replace the motor?


danpik 01-30-2013 04:56 PM

If it the case then yes, it will need to be replaced. The motor can be bought at a local appliance store that has a service dept. They can also, maybe, give you some pointers on changing it out. Not real hard to do, just need to unhook everything that is attached to it and is holding it in.

hardwareman 01-30-2013 06:53 PM

i would rate changing an LG dryer motor at about a difficulty 6. You have to remove the top (easy) remove the front & remove the bulkhead (not so easy).

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