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Dryer drum ot turning but start button hums like it supposed to

After a few pushes of the button it stops humming and i smell a burnt smell leave it alone for a while then you can push it a few times again

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Sounds like your motor might be stuck and the motor is sitting there trying to run until it trips out on the overload

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