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Dryer work turn on, buzzes when start is pushed

Help! my dryar started making a intermittent squeal sound, stopped working completely and then makes the "cycle done" buzz sound when the start button is pushed. It's a Amana electric dryer, model number LE4307W.

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  • jv320i Feb 15, 2009

    wow, I butchered that question/title... to be clear, my dryer will NOT turn on, it makes the buzz sound when the start/cycle knob is pushed.

    Thanks in advance for your help!


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I have found that the switch activated by the door close or turns on the interior light when open on is likely the problem. You may notice that if the door is open and you push the start button, it will buzz. So if the door is closed and you get this buzz when pushing the start button, there is a problem with the door switch. The start button "thinks" the door is open, and therefore not start. The defective door switch needs to be replaced. At least highly likely.

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It may be just your timer switch. Look at all the wiring first. The receptacle to the plug, cord and into the back of the dryer.

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