The front of the dryer was removed for exam of the motor. The small device at the top rear of the motor that is activated when the motor comes up to speed to switch from the start winding to the run winding was slightly loose in its retention arrangement. I have temporarily put it back in place but the motor still growls a little when starting. I may have to take the motor out anyhow to see if I can free up the bearings for an easier start. This motor is a 1/4 HP type as compared to other models which use a 1/3 HP version. I presume the starting torque is different between these motors.