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    • Part Number: AP4438218
    • MFG Part Number: 4681EL1008A
    • Made by: LG
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Dryer drum won't spin by itself, however I can turn it by hand. Machine hums as if drive motor is stuck, after about 30 seconds you smell a burning smell. When the machine was working in the past year, you would hear a thumping noise everytime the drum would turn, almost as if you were drying a pair of sneakers. I would like to do the repair myself, I am fully capable. Can you explain to me where to start as far as disassembling the machine? Might it be something as simple as a broken belt?

Joey for Model Number DLE3777w

ANSWER Hello Joey. Based on the information you provided, it sounds like the drive motor 4681EL1008A is bad and will need to be replaced. Hope this helps. 

Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com   |   Friday, February 24, 2012

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