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My dryer make a sizzling sound when not started

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Sounds like something with the heating element, or the cord on the back of the dryer. unplug dryer and remove back plate and inspect the cord connection, if all is good, then open up dryer and inspect heating element, might as clean all the lint out,also. Hope this helps Tim;

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Yes, I would replace the starter switch...Also, there is a relay next to the starter switch(behind panel) that may be on the blink.. Try switch first as they are cheap.. The Repay retails for around $50.00. Goodluck!

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