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if yes, then it sounds like a belt issue. If it is moving air, then the motor is running. If no air, then the motor is NOT running. If this is the case, I would not leave it "Humming" for long. Motor could get pretty hot. Also, there is often a one time over temp switch in the motor. If this gets too hot, this will trigger, killing the motor.
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This is a very hazardous condition and you should not use the dryer until it is repaired. First, unplug the dryer! Then, remove the front panel screws (if any), and gently pry it off of the cabinet, door and all. The panel is usually retained by steel clips. Next, check for foreign objects that may be causing the drum to bind. Whether you find anything or not, slide the drive belt to the rear and lift out the drum. Notice how the drive belt is routed through the motor drive pulley and belt tensioner.
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yes the start whinding shot,,,replace motor..

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I hae to say it, but it sounds like the motor has already gone out. That loud humming noise is usually the start windings going out. There is no other way easily to tell if the motor is out, but taking the belt off and saying it doesnt look broke what work in this situation. I would imagine that you have a DOTT (Dryer Of Tommorrow, Today) dryer, because you said it had the front panel. The motor part number is 279787 if this the case. Good Luck, and let me know if you find out any new information or need further help.

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