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Kenmore electric dryer problem

While running, especially when the door is opened, it smells like burning rubber. If I shut it off I cannot turn it back on for a hour or so, as if it has to cool off. Also difficult to start tumble with a large load. What's going on here?

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  • dbmck Dec 08, 2008

    Ok, I'm ready to replace the motor but I'm not sure which way to go to access the motor. I'm assuming the motor is in the bottom area. Should I go in from the front somehow?

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Motor is bad and needs to be replaced. I cannot see your repyl due to some tech issue w/ the site, so it may be a day or so before I can reply again. Please leave feedback for me if appropriate. Thanks

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