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Eleven year old Whirlpool electric dryer cannot turn the drum with a full load of towels. The motor turns on but then shuts off. It will turn a very light load.

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Turn the drum by hand. It should rotate fairly easy in one direction. If so, then the motor is going out and need replacement. Fairly common problem.

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