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Kenmore dryer hums but will not start

When I push start buttom, humming noise is heard. The dryer will start after holding button for a couple seconds but how long before it wont start at all? Please advise! Thanks.

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Re: Kenmore dryer hums but will not start

If it just hums the motor is probably on it's way out. If it makes a growling noise, it's the motor.

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