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Dryer problem when you press the start button it makes a humming sound but does not kick on or start drying, and after a few pushes it stops making a sound and does nothing. after waiting a few minutes it starts making the sound again when you press the start button but still doesnt run.

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Hi. thanks for the question . It looks like you have a faulty motor . I would replace the motor , thanks the appliance doc

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