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Dryer drum wont start spinning after pushing the start button

I can trick the dryer into starting by opening the door pushing in the saftey lockout button and then hand push the drum to get it started and then it will spin on it's own. Won't start with a full load of clothes just buzzes and smells like burning.

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The problem is with the start winding on your dryer motor.it is centrifical switch,so if a lint build up gets in that motor switch area it stays on the run winding.pop the top .remove the frount.pull drum.vacume motor out if then starts on own great.other wise you need new motor.parts about 100$God bless,tom

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