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Maytag Dryer - funny buzz sound and then nothing

I have an older Maytag Dryer (probably about 10 yrs old or so). Last weekend it started acting up. I would go to start it and it seemed a little strange, a little different noise and kind of slow to start. It would run for a few seconds then stop. I would press the start button again, again it would make a sort of buzzy noise but would start but stop a few seconds later. I changed the setting to the timed dryer setting and held the button in this time. It started (again with the buzzy noise) but this time stayed on after I let the button go (probably held in like 15 seconds). I used it Wednesday and didn't really have problems, it did make a little different noise while starting but ran after it started. I went to use this morning, when I pressed the button to start it made a buzzy noise as I held the start button waiting for it to kick on. It didn't and after about 5 seconds of the buzzy noise it stopped and did nothing. It is pretty much dead I guess, no noises and didn't start. Does it sound like the start button or maybe the motor?

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My dryer makes a buzzy sound bt it wnt start just make a buzzy sound

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