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Try to turn dryer on,it just hums and then kicks a switch on inside ,then nothing.

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This can be caused by a bad motor, a bad switch in the motor or something hung in the fan. If there is something hung in the fan get it out and it should go back to work. If there is nothing in the motor try cleaning the motor very good with a vacume cleaner and if you have one blow it out with compressed air. If that doesn't work replace the motor. http://www.appliance-repair-it.com/clothes-dryer-repair.html

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