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Start buttonhums drum dont turn

After you push the start button a couple times it won't even
hum. then there is a burnt smell and the drum never turn. is this the motor

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It could be the motor. And if you are smelling a burnt smell it most likely is. The cheapest way to fix this is to try and find a refurbished motor. But to tell you the truth you may just want to get a whole new machine as it will cost just a little more then a motor costs. If you have a warranty on your dryer then you're in luck, but if not check first for the price of a refurbished motor then price out a new dryer. Hope that helps and good luck.

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