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Motor won't start, makes buzzing sound, motor won't kick in

The motor will not kick on, it makes a buzzing sound, when it is turned on.

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Sonds to me like something is stuck in the impellaer
did a glass break in the machine lately or possible some food got stuck worst case the motor start capacitor has given up the ghost so to speak.

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