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Dryer motor will not turn

I have a Whirlpool dryer that will turn on, but it makes a buzzing noise.I looked at the motor and it appears to be sticking,but will turn,occasionaly

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Re: dryer motor will not turn

You have teeth that are not connecting in the moter just like a starter moter on a car..Take moter out and find a motor rewind shop in the yellow pages they will either repair the motor or offer you a part exchange..hope this helps

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