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My whirlpool gas LGB6300PW0 dryer won't start. I press the start button and hear a humming noise, but no motor turning over. Please tell me that my 5 yr old dryer doesn't already need a new motor! Already checked to see is fuses / circuit breaker blew and socket works with blow dryer.

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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 goingbad...

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

Dryer Repair - The Dryer is not Turning

Dryer Repair - The dryer will not start


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