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I turn the start knob and it just makes a buzzing sound

When I turn the knob it won't start just makes buzzing noise

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There can be many reasons why your dryer will not start or turn...

The most common causes are the belt breaking or jumping off, or the motor goingbad...

Here are a couple of tips that I wrote will help you to figure out why yourdryer will not run...

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