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Gas dryer. flooded basement which means water damage to some parts .about 12 in of water. when I push the start button it clicks on but turns off right away if I hold button down it spins around for a minute than seems to overheat and turns off.

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The motor is ruined...
There can be many reasons why your dryer will not start or turn...

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