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A couple of days ago the dryer would make a noise when pushing the start button - but not engage. We were going to replace the belt. However, I tried it again today and it did engage and we dried 2 loads of laundry. Now when we push the button, the red light comes on - but nothing, no noise, nothing. What could the problem be?

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