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Dryer will not turn on

There is power to the start button, it makes a noise like it wants to start but it doesn't. The dryer door switch seems 2 b working any clues?

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Get someone to hold in the door switch mechanism while you push the start and turn the drum to get her going. If it runs their may be a chance you can replace and/or oil wheels, slides, and idler. If not then motor replacement is emminent.

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