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Kenmore 80 series dryer

Dryer was running but no heat changed heating element ,it woks puts out heat but now the dryer wants to come on without hitting the start button and the motor wont start and makes a humming noise

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Humming noise usually means a bad motor. how much did you disconnect when changing element?

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