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rrhoward78  
#1 Posted : Sunday, February 1, 2009 6:50:52 AM(UTC)
rrhoward78

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Help please. I did laundry yesterday and my dryer worked fine! Today when i loaded it up, I pressed start. it hummed like it wanted to work, but it didn't turn. Then it started to smell bad. I unplugged it. :confused:

I popped the top up and looked around and found nothing. The drum can manually be turned without any problems. I had my daughter hold the button so it thought the door was closed and I pushed start and spun the drum myself. it started, but it was very slow and kept making a clicking sound like it was about to shut off. :eek:

Is it the motor? a pulley? I am lost here! Please help!!!!! :( I've had this dryer for 10 years, is it just time to buy a new one? or is it worth fixing? I haven't had any problems with it before.
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denman  
#2 Posted : Sunday, February 1, 2009 8:11:58 AM(UTC)
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Yes, it does sound like the motor is toast.

Call or email here for the price of a new motor, probably around $100.00
Also check your belt, rear rollers ,front glides, idler wheel etc. for signs of wear and bearing slop. Then you will have a better idea what the total cost will be.
rrhoward78  
#3 Posted : Sunday, February 1, 2009 11:05:48 AM(UTC)
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I figured it was pretty much dead from the smell it made! i was hoping it was just the belt, but the belt is fully intact and the drum turns with ease! thanks for your help!!! :)
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