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An Old Gas Kenmore 7870701

My dryer makes a buzzing sound when pressing the start button, but it won't turn. Please kindly advise. rgrds, Michael

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My Natural Gas Kenmore Dryer was working OK until the company change the meter, they put a new one but my dryer 90 series does not work, the light go on, I tried all de programs, It go to the driying but kepp orange , should be green, could it be air on the pipe? Thak you

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Michael, here are a few things to check. Can you turn the drum by hand? If not you may have something in the blower wheel binding the motor. You can acess the blower by removing the back panel and removing the two screws under the vent screen on top. Once the back panel is removed the blower wheel will be behind the vent. Three or four screws and it's off. If the blower wheel is ok, it may be the motor itself going bad. Have someone hold the door switch down and while pressing start, give the drum a turn. If it starts running, it's probably a bad motor. Other things to look for is bad rollers. If they are bound up it may prevent the dryer from starting. Check these things out back.

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