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I have a Frigidaire side-loading dryer (stacked on top of a

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I have a Frigidaire side-loading dryer (stacked on top of a washer); it was in my condominium when I moved in almost four years ago. The previous owners did not leave a manual behind, and I do not know the model number. It has worked well until now (1 June 2013). But today I have found that I cannot get it to turn on. The "Turn to Start" switch turns and there is a whirring sound, but the "Turn to Start" switch bounces back to the starting point (and the whirring sound stops) as soon as I take my hand away. Can you tell me (1) what the source of the problem is, (2) how it might be solved, and (3) who I should contact in my area (north-central Toronto, Canada (postal code M4R 2H9)
Hello my name isXXXXX will be assisting you with this problem today. Thanks for trusting JA to help you with this appliance question.

The likely problem here is a broken belt or a bad relay on the control, without the exact model number I cant really be more specific but the good news is that it's not likely going to cost a huge amount to repair the unit. below I have included a link where you have the details of the appliance company's in your area.

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