I have a Kenmore Gas Dryer (ancient) model # 110.6917701.
Now, the buzzer is going constantly independent of the dial position when the door is closed. Previously moving the dial to off would shutoff the buzzer. When I push the start switch, the buzzing stops, to be replaced by a hum and no rotation of the drum. If I take off the front access panel, push the start button and give the drum a push start, it works normally until the timer shuts off the motor.
From looking at the wiring diagram, it looks like it could be either the motor itself or the centrifugal switch.
Is the problem one of those or something else?
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Sounds like your centrifugal switch is getting stuck. Unplug the dryer and gain access to the motor. Then use Contact Cleaner in a spray can to spray and clean every inch (inside and out) of the motor. This should get you going again.