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My dryer make the noise like it is coming on but does not turn. and when you hold the on button it cut off i don/t know if that make sense, but in other words it is not working.

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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 going bad...

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

Dryer Repair - The Dryer is not Turning

Dryer Repair - The dryer will not start


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