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Dryer wont tumble

My dryer wont tumble unless I give it a push to get it started. Also when I turn the timer to set it,the dryer attempts to start the cycle without pressing the start button even though it wont spin the drum you can hear the motor hum.

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I think the belt is slipping bad on your dryer,,
what puzzels me is you say you can here the motor hum? is it a hum? or a buzz?? if its a buzz then its more likley to be the motor as its past its best and it needs if it needs a new motor as well, it would work out cheeper to buy a new tumble dryer

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