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The dryer will not start. it makes a buzzing sound but will not catch and stay on once you let go of the start button

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Sounds like motor trouble

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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...

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This sounds just like you have a bad door switch. You check it by taking the two wires off of it and taping them together. Then try the dryer. It should take off and run normally. If so, replace door switch. Good luck.

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You have a bad motor. You can remove and verify probably bad bearings and burnt start winding.

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