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Dryer had been making intermitten squealing, now will not even come on..instead I hear humming/buzzing sound when pressing the start button. Will keep humming until I move timer to OFF setting. Possible need for new motor?

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Due to the humming I think the motor is ok. I suspect the belt needs replacing..

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