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I have a Kenmore dryer. Since last week when I start it its electro-motor make a weird noise and in some cases does not start at all. Sometimes it starts, but after a few minutes it turns off before finishing its job. Is anybody can tell me how to fix it?

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Almost a grinding noise? If so, the motor is bad.

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If the buzzing noise is from the vicinity of the switch, then suspect the push button contacts, if from within the bowels of the machine, then something is probably preventing the motor from running up to speed, it is stalled - (there are buzzes, and buzzes).This could be many things, from something mechanically jamming the drum, to worn bearings or a faulty motor/start circuit.
As I am not aware of your skills, I am not asking you to take the back off and have a look.

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This sounds like a bad timer assembly is bad, you can either call a tec, or if you think you can do it, i have posted the schematic below
for your model, part #3 is the timer,you can look at this drawing and see if its close to yours. This the Kenmore parts site. If you shop around,sometimes you can get it cheaper from someone else.

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when you push start button there is a humming noise and dryer won't start i release the button and noise stops. there is a burning smell. I cleaned the lint from under the dryer and around. I checked the belt and manually rotated the drum no binding. is it the motor or start switch? or what?
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Posted on May 12, 2010

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