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When dryer is started the timer can be heard and if the door switch is activated, the heating element will heat, but the drive motor does nothing. belt is ok

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Try holding the door button, have someone push the start button and you spin the tub at the same time. If it starts, it is most likely the start capacitor on the motor. If it does not start, look at door button, start switch/button, and lastly, the timer.

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