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Hi DWSR405EB0WW is my model number for my GE Dryer we bought in 2002. The drum does not turn when we start the dryer but there is a buzzing sound. the belt is still intact and the drum rolls when pushed by hand. What can I do?

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Hi.... You have a bad motor ... the only way to fix this is to get the motor replaced

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