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Dryer wont start makes loud hum. Is it the motor

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Dryer won't start makes loud hum. Is it the motor?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  repairman4734 replied 5 years ago.
Hi, my name is Farrell & I will be helping you with your problem today. Thanks for using just answer. May I please have the model number, located inside the door on the corner frame, or behind the console? Thanks.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
MDE3500AYW
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Is this all the info you need? When can I expect to hear from you?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
When can I expect to hear from you?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Relist: Answer came too late.
Expert:  Appliance Tech Larry replied 5 years ago.
Hello I'm Larry and will be helping you so please stay on line with me until we finish, i will try not to take up to much time ,, thanks

do you still need help?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
yes
Expert:  Appliance Tech Larry replied 5 years ago.
ok ,, tell me whats going on and we will figure it out ,, thanks
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Dryer won't start makes loud hum. Is it the motor?

Optional Information:
Make: Maytag Performa Dryer
Model: MDE3500AYW

Already Tried:
push start point and it only hums like it is trying to start.
Expert:  Appliance Tech Larry replied 5 years ago.
lets make sure ,, open the door, press and hold the door switch and start switch while turning the drum by hand and tell me what happens please
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
The same sound then it stopped and now there is slight electric smell and no noise.
Expert:  Appliance Tech Larry replied 5 years ago.
hate to tell you but you do have a bad motor and you can get it at a local appliance parts dealer near you with the model number
Expert:  Appliance Tech Larry replied 5 years ago.
i will be going off line in a couple minutes so if you have other questions please ask now and if not then i will be back online later ,, thanks