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Drive motor does not turn and i can smel a burned wiring

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You eather have a bad motor on your dryer or something is hung in the blower.

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Not only do you have to replace that wire, but you have to determine what it fed. The motor is a likely suspect to overload a wire. Check it for lint, worn out bearings, junk at the fan, and dryer roller bearings that might need heat resistant grease. Also check the front glides for wear.

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