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When the switch is turned to start the dryer i just get a buzzing noise, the drum turns free,and its not all that old a dryer...apron 2yrs

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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 goingbad...

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

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Dryer Repair - The dryer will not start


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