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Gas dryer drum will not spin

Belts and pulley (?) were replaced a year ago and seem fine.

When I press the start button, there is the buzzing sound that you hear when the cycle ends.

The dryer had a burning smell, so we unplugged it. Then I tried it again and it worked once, and now does not work at all.

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  • DAiello703 Jan 02, 2009

    Problem is that drum does not spin

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The flint element might need to be replace...(pilot light) I had the same problem the dry had a burned smell...which meant that the element wasn't working properly and finally the drying wound't heat anymore

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