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The start button only buzzes and won't engage in the typical spin cycle?

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  • raylo2003200 Sep 06, 2008

    start button only makes a buzzing or humming sound will not start the tumbler

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Start button energise a relay that latches open and provdes the current path for the very heavy draw of heaters, and motor.
the relay is dead, or dying and instead of locking open is fluttering like a doorbell (buzz buzz).
Not a repairable item, it is replaceable and not very expensive, much less than a new dryer, last one purchased was $29.99
Relays are common to many dryers, the local parts guy will have one to match if you take the dead one.
typical relay looks something like this, not all are transparent
The start button only buzzes - 2a8ca2b.jpg

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