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My dryer won't start when I push the start button. When I hold the start button down, it sounds like the timer is clicking. Any suggestions?

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Hi,

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...

Here are a couple of tips that I wrote will help you to figure out why your dryer will not run...

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