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Dryer will not start

I have a Whirlpool Ler5636eq3. It started squealing the other night. Last night after load of wash finished I put a new load in and pushed the start button. It will not start or turn. It just makes a motor noise and a burning smell. The Blets are secure. Any ideas?

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  • savannahsmil Feb 05, 2009

    how do i know belts are secure?
    I found a tight one on back, and a soewhat loose one around bottom. how do i fix them

  • bhrhodes Mar 10, 2009

    My dryer problem is similar to Jessie_lee_8's. When I press the start button, there is a loud buzzing noise and it sounds like the motor will not engage. Prior to this happening, the dryer was making sort of an intermitant squealing/squeaking noise and only did this for a day or two before progressing to the stage it's in now. Haven't noticed a burning smell, however.

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IT SOUNDS AS THOUGH YOUR MOTOR HAS LOCKED UP AND FAILED. THE BURNING SMELL IS THE VARNISH FROM THE WINDINGS OF THE MOTOR. REPLACE THE MOTOR. THEY CAN BE HAD FOR AROUND EIGHTY DOLLARS

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