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Had power failure from wind storm and dryer was going when power went off in house. when power came back on the dryer will not start hear a the timer
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If you have proper voltage to the dryer, check the limit on the blower housing, it has two blue wires connected to it and it is white , the limit on the heater housing is on the left top and has 2 red wires going to it if either of these limits is open not showing contunity with a meter then there is your probelm

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Hi and welcome to FixYa, I am Kelly.

You did not include a make and model number for your dryer so... this is a GENERIC response. With a make and model number we can better help you.

The long buzzing your hearing is the motor winding trying to start the motor. After 30 - 45 seconds if the motor does not start the thermal overload will cycle and prevent further attempts for around 5 - 6 minutes until the motor winding cools down.

Causes of a dryer motor not starting:
1. Binding.
a. Broken dryer fan blade lodged inside the blower housing
b. Motor start switch failure
c. Motor bearing failure

2. Dryer drum bearing / roller problems
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b. The Idler pulley bearing may have failed and it is now a brake.
c. Front or rear drum seals failed / pinched against rear or front of the chassis
d. Drum roller bearing failure and is now a brake.

Reach inside the drum and see if you can turn the drum. If you can not turn it with a little effort, you need to find out where the binding is inside your dryer.

This is the best I can do for the moment without a model number. With a Make and Model number I can provide parts listings and item numbers of where to check.

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Not sure what model of dryer you have since you did not include that infoprmation but there is a posibility that part of the transformer coils have failed. The transformer provides 24 V and 10V and 3V for circuit operation. It sounds as if the ONE winding has opened in the transformer.
I can go into more detail with a good model number. Without it... I am just providing my best guess.

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Press and HOLD start to continue the cycle, or press off/pause to clear display.

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In some rare instances there have been misshapen blower wheels which cause excessive friction on the blower housing which in turn mimics a bad start winding.

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