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Burning (electrical) smell and other symptoms...

Dear Tresilla,
Many thanks for your help. Let me give you a quick update:
The suppressor seems fine, do you think it is worth changing it and see what happens? Please note the following:
Does a faulty suppressor explain 1) the motor 'clicking' sound (which may be normal, for all I know), 2) the burning smell (which seems to come from below - the motor or something), 3) the burned neon light, and 4) the apparently non-functioning dryer unit (which seems to heat up a little when I start the machine in drying-only mode, but the drum won't revolve at all)...? What do you think? 
Could all these symptoms arise from the machine not being properly powered due to a faulty suppressor?
Let me repeat that I really appreciate your assistance on this. Should I manage to fix this, beers on me!!!!
Look forward to hearing from you
A

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Suppressor very unlikely to be the source of problems and would not explain the motor clicking
i think the main problem may be a faulty motor.remove the electrical connection and take the motor out - just held in by bolts - and examine carefully the motor commutator - the segments of copper the brushes run on.
i think you may find one or more segments lifted which would explain the clicking noise and maybe the burning smell. it would also explain the lack of motor rotation - just coincidence it happened on dry.

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