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Dryer just shut down in the middle of a load. the top push switch appears to be working, the breaker is not tripped and the motor was replaced about a year ago. also the timer still runs by itself but does not buzz at the end. could the problem be a sensor ?

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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...

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