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Whirlpool electric dryer tub won't turn. Belt is not broken

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If you are hearing loud buzzing or loud humming when start switch is engaged,u have 2 possibilities:1. a bad motor. 2.something hindering the motor's ability to turn.most likely cause of this is usually something caught in the blower housing,preventing motor from turning

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if you take the two screws out from underneath, the lint cover
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