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MY KENMORE MODEL 110.76722694

My Dryer will comes on for 5-10 minutes then shuts off. if we try to restart it will make a buzz sound but will not turn on. when we try to force the dryer on it does not make buzz sound it will not do anything.if we leave dryer alone for 30min to one hour it will start again. sound funny while running. the dryer heats fine once started. any suggestions?

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You have a bad motor. You can remove and verify probably bad bearings and burnt start winding.

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