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dryer wont start ; when...
dryer wont start ; when you turn the start switch on it only make a humming sound.
Submitted: 8 years ago.Category: Appliance
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Thanks for the question.

when you turn the start switch you hear a hum is that correct, was the dryer turning itself off and you had to wait before it started up again.

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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
i'm not sure
Appliance Technician: John, Home Appliance Technician replied 8 years ago
but when you turn the start switch you hear a hum is that correct.
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
yes
Appliance Technician: John, Home Appliance Technician replied 8 years ago

http://www.partselect.com/xq/aspx/Inventory.1559768/qx/PartDetail.htm?SourceCode=1

If thats whats happening with the hum the problem is with the motor , or something caught in the blower.

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