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When the dryer switch is turned on, it makes a humming sound for a few seconds and then stops but the dryer does not come on. What is the problem?

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The slipper pads are most likely warn out and the motor is tripping on overload. Was it making a rubbing noise when the drum is rotating, try turning the drum by hand and listen. If you have a drier that will run inverted turn it over and try.

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