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My start switch was making a buzzing sound when you pushed

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My start switch was making a buzzing sound when you pushed to turn it on. Now it doesn't do anything. Is it the control knob or the push to start switch? Model# XXXXX

Jon :

hello

Jon :

my name is XXXXX XXXXX i am an appliance expert and i can help you today.

Jon :

do you have a multi meter with continuity check on it to test the start switch?

Customer:

no

Jon :

ok

Jon :

then we cant check the start switch and no for sure if that is the problem or the motor in your dryer.

Jon :

but here is what I can tell you.

Jon :

if you were hearing a buzzing sound, it was most likely not coming from the switch. It was coming from the motor. and when you hit the switch and hold it in it send an electrical signal to the motor to start it. and when you let go of the switch the motor runs on its own.

Jon :

please get back to me here when you have time and a meter to check the machine thoroughly and i can help you beter.

Jon :

thank you.

Customer:

I believe it is the motor as the buzzing was happening again and then stopped and nothing. I will have to do some more checking. Thank you for tonight.

Jon : You are very welcome for the help. Please get back to me here if you have more questions btu's me again for the positive rating.
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Thank you again for the positive rating. It is greatly appreciated.

Please run the checks that we spoke about earlier and get back to me here.

Thanks again.

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