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Dryer won't start

Electric motor won't start when start button is pushed. The door is closed. This Speed Queen dryer is about 25 years old. Just put new belts on it. The model # & serial # can't be found anywhere.

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Belts, as in 2?? you do have an old speed queen. did you make sure the blower is able to turn freely?
if so then you most likely have a bad winding in the motor. it is costly to replace and you should go out and get a new dryer. too much money to fix this old unit.
by the way the model number is under the front panel in the center, on a metal plate.
doesnt matter since you know its 25 years old and its time to update.

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