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Kenmor 70 series

Dryer does not come on at all now. makes a humming noise

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Re: kenmor 70 series

Sounds like the motor is defective or the relay that starts the motor is defective.if you know about electricity you could test to see which is the problem.if you dont take it in for service.

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