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Kenmore Elec. Dryer Model 66912 (1996)

Dryer will not start when you push the "push to start" relay but there is a loud hum for about 10-12 seconds, then nothing. Occurs on all cycles, cannot push again until switch appears to cool. Continunity on thermal fuse, operating thermostat, thermal cutoff, and high limit thermostat all check closed. Could it be the belt switch ? Afraid it might be the motor, if so how do I go about to remove it ? Do I need any special tools ? I have the exact same problem - I changed the belt, but that wasn't the problem

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The problem is the motor switch . Try spinning the drum with the door switch held in and pressing the start button all at the same time .If the problem is lint in the switch that might be all you have to do . If that don't work you will need to replace the motor and no special tool required. I can walk you through it.

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