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Push button and motor just buzzes. I replaced the thermostat & cutoff.

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If the motor is buzzing when you push the start button then it is almost certainly a bad motor. There is a small chance that the tub is in a bind from a stuck roller or other problem but this can be confirmed by inspecting those and trying to start the dryer with the belt off.

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