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Fridgidaire dryer model #FDE7970EW1. Just stopped working. If I hold the start button I can hear the timer making noise. Switch has power as well as the timer. Replaced timer and still doesnt work.

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Belt that turns drum may have broken, tilt machine on its side or remove lower frot cover if it has one , check belt

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