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Drum will not turn and buzzing sound coming from timer

I have an electric kenmore dryer, model 110.C65654400, which is not turning when we turn the timer to dry. There is also a hummnig sound coming from this timer. I noticed that the heat is on and at times the buzzer works.

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Try checking the motor, drive belt & such. the humming sound is likely a motor working against more resistance than it can handle. lubrication of all the bearings & bushings may help as well, many of these have a hole at the top for putting a few drops of oil in. to test if the motor works, remove the drive belt & see if it spins with the load removed.

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