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Neptune dryer model 4000, <10 y.o., hums, but won't start.

I have a model MDE4000AYW Maytag Neptune dryer (Elect)
which hums, but does not kick on.
(Closest product match to post question is the 5500)
I'd like to avoid a new dryer b/c I just got a new motor in it's matching washer.
Do you know if there is any motor warranty? I'm 6 months shy of 10 yrs. Thank you!

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I wouldn't know about the warranty, but the dryer motor may need only a start relay, which is usually attached to the motor. Usually, this is a centrifugal device. By that I mean the contacts on the relay are normally closed to give the motor extra starting capacity when you first turn it on. The contacts open after the motor get up to full speed.

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