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When pushing the start button the dryer makes a buzz sound but nothing happens. If the belt was broken I should hear the motor running. The dryer is 18 months old and gets normal use for a small family. I wonder if the motor went bad or maybe a relay might be the problem.

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Most likely the motor. If you have a second set of hands, you can try and hand start it. Open the door, hold in the door switch (or tape it, if you don't have anyone to help), press the start button, and then grab one of the drum fins, and spin the drum counterclockwise and see if it takes off.

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most of the time when the syary button just busses it means the motor is gone,you can take it apart and clean and lube itmake sure nothing stuck in it,let me know if you need more help-mike

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