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The dryer just makes a buzzing noise like it wants to start but just doesnt start. After I keep pressing the button it stops trying to start. Someone told me it's probably the belt. If so, is it an easy fix?

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If you get a friend to help, try opening the door and with one hand push in the door switch, with the other hand, turn the drum clockwise while your friend pushes the start button. If it runs, you have a bad start winding in the motor or the centrifugal start switch is stuck in the run position. either way, you need a new motor:o(

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