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When I press the start button on my Kenmore dyer it make a noise but won't start

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    Press start button, but just clicks

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If it's a humming or like a buzzing noise it's coming from the motor.try spinning the drum by hand,if it moves freely it could be the motor,if the drum is hard to move you could have something like a sock stuck in the blower wheel or something is jamming up the machine and the motor can't move.also just yesterday i found the belt broke and was rapped around the motor so you'll have to get in there and take a look.good luck,let me know what you find

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