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Kenmore electric dryer model # 87670100

Wil not start - when you push the start button it buzzes but will not start. The last 2 days you would push the start button a few times (it would buzz) and then maybe the 3rd time you pushed the start button it would start.

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The motor is weak and needs replaced, don't hold the start button too long or you may smoke the motor's thermal protection and it could get smokey and stinky. Make sure you can get the blower wheel off before you make a run for parts, sometimes you have to break them off the shaft. : (

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