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DRYER RUNS TEMPERARILY WITH WHINNING NOISE THEN SHUTS OFF.

I CAN PUSH START THE DRUM AND IT WILL RUN FOR A FEW MINUTES THEN SHUT DOWN.SOMETIMES A FAINT BURNT RUBBER SMELL BUT NOT ALL THE TIME.

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Take off front of the dryer the drum will fall out clean drum and replace belt

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