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While using the dryer for the past few days I started smelling a burning smell possibly rubber. The dryer started

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Old 01-05-2009, 07:18 AM
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Model Number: GEQ8811Lw0   Brand: Whirlpool   Age: 1 - 5 years   

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While using the dryer for the past few days I started smelling a burning smell possibly rubber. The dryer started making a sweaking noice to go with the smell. Finally the dryer quite working. I am thinking that I broke a belt. Is this a difficult fix?


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Old 01-05-2009, 07:20 AM
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sorry , I ment squeaking noise.
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Remove the toe panel and check if the belt is broken. Post the result.

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After removing the lint screen cover I found it stuffed full of lint. Cleaned it out and could see the belt is still on the drum so I will test it tonight to see if that was the problem.
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the belt is still on the drum. How ever when running the dryer it runs for a while and then quits. I suspect the belt may be slipping. Is it advisable to try to call a repair service?
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Very possible the problem is a bad motor.

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If it will not start right away after it stops, you have a bad motor.
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thanks for the input. I have been quoted about $250 to replace the motor. I think I can just buy a new dryer for $400. thanks again
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