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When i push the start button it makes the noise it usually does but the dryer doesnt start. If you hold the start button it sounds like its putting electricity to the motor wont turn. Could it be as simple as replacing the starter switch or is it a bad motor.

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Hello, that sounds like a bad motor, you can know very quickly by unpluging the dryer, get to the back panel behind the switch. take one wire off the switch, grab your continuity checker, have someone push the switch, if it is good then its the motor. another way you can check is take the two wires for the switch and just touch them together if the dryer starts then it is the switch. Visit here for more help

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