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DI went to start my GE gas dryer DWSR483. Turned the START knob but i just hear a hum....almost like the drum is stuck, but I can turn it by hand?

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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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