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My LG DLE5977W's drum will not turn, and makes hmmmm when I hit the start button. I can turn the drum manually; power is good as it lights up; lint is cleaned out also;

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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...

Dryer Repair - The Dryer is not Turning

Dryer Repair - The dryer will not start


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