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Hi, I think I need a new motor. When I push on the start switch, I hear a hum, but the motor doesn't start up. However, sometimes it does start. However, sometimes after running for a few minutes, it stops and then, when I push the start switch, I don't hear the hum, nor does it start. Is there a startup circuit in this dryer, or is it most likely the motor and where it lands in its rotation after shutdown?

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Something could be lodged in the blower wheel, or otherwise jammed up the unit, ie; rollers, idler wheel.
either way something has caused your motor to work harder than it was designed to, or it has just gone bad.
there is a thermal switch within the motor to shut it off if it gets to hot. that is likely the reason it shuts off after a little while and when it cools down will restart.
there is also the chance that your push to start button has gone bad, but highly unlikely.
either way it will require tearing down to find the problem.
best of luck, have fun

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Hello check the capacitor next to the motor this this starts the motor up

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