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Kenmore 70 Dryer switch works but dryer does not start

I replaced the switch. When the switch is pushed, you can here the buzzing which preceeds the dryer starting; however, the dryer does not start.

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You have a bad motor.
Buzzing and not starting.

Posted on Feb 24, 2009

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