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When you push start button, it makes noise but won't start.

When you push the button to start the dryer, it makes the same noise as when you forget to set the timer and then push the start button, but nothing happens. The door is shut and the dryer is plugged in. It started in the middle of a load. I heard a weird noise and then a humming or buzzing sound and I noticed that the dryer had stopped.

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  • dondawnz Feb 14, 2009

    We've also checked the belt on the dryer and it is not loose or broken.

  • brownsfan200 Feb 14, 2009

    my dryer stopped right in middle of drying now it makes a clicking sound

  • dondawnz Feb 14, 2009

    Is it worth fixing, or more trouble than it's worth?

  • Snowbaby_dol Mar 25, 2009

    I go to start the dryer and it wouldnt start but it made this weird humming noise. I checked the circuits and there all on. Its plugged in but still wont start.

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    when I push the button to start it it just makes a buzzing sound.

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    push the start switch and dryer only humms won't start

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    tthe start light comes on but nothing happens

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This is a A.C. hum that you are hearing. this is a warning sign. You are experiencing motor failure. the actual windings inside of the motor are losing their potential to hold an even current due to breakage. the shutdown is a safety feature built in the control panel to prevent electrical spark/fire.

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  • Michael Masters
    Michael Masters Feb 14, 2009

    actually, this is an isolated issue. by removing the motor and taking it for repair, will save you lots compared to buying a new one.

  • Michael Masters
    Michael Masters Feb 14, 2009

    A new washer unit that is**

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