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Does not turn on

It makes a sound when I try to run but when I push the button it does not turn on. It might be a problem with the motor

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How old is this dryer? If it is older than 12-15 years, get a new one. It could be a sign of the beginning of the end. The motor could be going out. Hopefully that is all that it is. The motor will act this way when it fixes to go out. Make sure thare is nothing binding against the motor or drum.

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