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8 year old Whirlpool gas dryer will not run - it just hums when put on any setting. Is this a motor problem or the belt?

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Check for correct voltage, if ok probabley start up capacitor on motor or the motor itself

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It sounds like the motor....generally before the motor dies the motor will become louder and louder, and when its hot and you try to restart it it will make a loud hum as it tries to turn

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