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My Dryer Heats but won't tumble

When I set the timer on my dryer, I push the start button but nothing happens. I hear a click sound but no tumble. The heat element comes on and the light works when I open the door.

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Re: My Dryer Heats but won't tumble

Do you hear a humming noise? and is air coming out the rear if so the belt has broke if not the motor has gone bad let me know what you find

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