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Dryer not Starting Consistently

I have a maytag performa dryer - I push the button to start it and I hearing a humming noise, It will not start. Then a wait a few days and try it again and it starts, but only dries for half a full cycle and shuts off. Wait and hour and then it works again. This has been going on for sometime. What could be the problem?

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You have a motor that is gone bad.

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