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Whirlpool electric dryer leq7030kq1 wont turn without help

The dryer will not turn when it starts unless i spin the fin manually. Once its started spinning its fine for the rest of the drying cycle. it just sits there and hums before i start spinning it. Any thoughts??

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Sounds like you have a dead zone in your motor...could be a replacement motor is called for. or continue to spin the drum by hand till the motor goes kaput...its cheaper

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