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Hello....i can start my in-laws dryer manually only, by holding the door switch closed, pushing the start button and rotating the drum counter clockwise. sound like a bad motor? thanks for your help

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You are right about that, that motor is finished.

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1) while cleaning the lint from the motor a wire accidently got pulled of of the motor switch

2) to me the buzzing when start button is pushed and may or may not start,the motor is bad

When trying the trick to start the motor by hand the door switch also must be pressed in

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