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Dryer Start Problem

When the dryer is hot and I press the start button it buzzes and won't kick on. It will start fine cold. There was sort of an electrical type smell as well after trying it several times. My first thought was maybe a faulty start button or maybe a relay????

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Several things could cause this....depending on the type of buzz you are hearing...it could be a defective motor. Sounds are difficult to describe in text...but if the motor is bad, I would expect it to make a low pitched humming sound rather that an intense mechanical buzz. In this case the motor would also tend to get hotter the more you try, which could cause the smell.

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