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Start switch makes a buzzing sound when pressed; but won't stay engaged and doesn't turn the dryer on.

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I just had someone in today to look at my dryer that when I turned "on" switch made a funny noise and the dryer would not turn. Found rear bearing dry and sticking, applied bottle of Hitemp lube, and it works just fine now on test (I think, not run a load yet). He initially thought perhaps the motor, but thank goodness was honest and tried the most reasonable solution.

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