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Model DVL223 GE dryer buzzes / hums when the start button is turned, but does not start or turn the tumbler tumbler moves freely by hand from inside

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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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ok can u turn the tumbler freely,
if no well there is something stuck in you blower like a sock or something
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Sounds as if you have a bad motor. That humming is a big give away. Unless its less than 3 years. I would replace it.

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