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Dryer Hum I have a Kenmore dryer that will turn on, and the drum rotates. I has, however, developed a hum when turned on. I haven't left in on but for a couple of minutes so I don't know if it is heating up. What should I look at first for repair?

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Usually this is a sign of a bad motor.

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