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Motor smells on model lde7314ace

Got machine for free owner said it made noise, i never tried it, tore apart one of the drum wheels broken, but now iam in the dryer and took everything out the moter smells alittle , what do you think is there a way too test it .do you think its burned up? thanks

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    how do it take apart my maytag model #PYE2300AYW to check the belt since the dryer wont spin

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If the motor smell burnt it is going to burn up soon. Unfortunatly it is time to replace the motor if it is worth it. You may consider a new one. Once the motor goes you can guarante that something else will follow.

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