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Amana Dryer LEA30AW

Has power, door is closed tightly, won't turn on. When I push the start button is will make a humming noise for 3 seconds, won't start then the noise stops and nothing.

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Usually the humming sound is coming from the motor,try this,open the door,turn the drum with one hand and hold the door switch in with your other hand and have someone else push the start button at the same time,this might help the motor turn on but if it does you need a new motor,if you can't turn the drum you could have something stuck in the blower wheel or something jammed in the motor like a broken belt but like i said a humming sound is usually the motor.

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you need to replace the belt, it is slipping

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