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Dryer won't start-Get a buzzing sound when pressing Start

I have a Maytag Performa, 10 years old, started making a noise while running a month or so ago; would stop and then restart... would finish ok. The other day, my wife went for a walk, when she got back the dryer was stopped, something smelled burnt, and now when you push the start button, you hear a buzzing sound, but that's it... Sounds like a motor, but not sure. If so, would the cost be close to buying a new dryer?

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Sounds like motor cost any where from $100 to $150
maybe a little cheaper if find the right place

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