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Dryer Starts... Then Stops!...

On my GE electric clothes dryer, (Mod. # DBXR463EB1WW), the unit will starts at the turn of the "START" dial, then cut itself off after only a brief second. Initially, there's a quick little "Hum," then nothing. It also appears that the tumbler doesn't move for the brief second that the "START" dial is engaged. Thanks in advance for any and all help... 
Dennis...

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    can you turn the drum manually?

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    does not start, makes a humming noise for 1 second then nothing

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Sounds as if you have a bad motor. That humming is a big give away. Unless its less than 3 years. I would replace it.

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