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Hi! I went to turn on my dryer and all I got when I turned the knob to turn it on was the inital hum but the dryer didn't start. Any help would be much appreciated!! Thank you. Debbie

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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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