Removed lid and found component burnt out not sure what this component is, but it is located inside dryer on front panel next to timer switch i think and the wires coming off are connected to motor. this component starts to smoke as soon as you switch dryer on. please can you advise on what this component is and is there a chance that this part is the sole problem
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The machine is alright, it is just some component from inside the unit that is getting burnt. It might be any component inside the unit, therefore, You will have to take it apart to be able to tell which component is getting burnt. Most of the time, it used to be a wire that is getting burnt due to partial contact, but You have to be sure which component is getting burnt to be able to know how to replace the component with a new one.
It is fixable, as long as the dryer is still working and it is just the smoke that is coming out of the unit as a result of a burning component inside the unit.
If the make of the dryer can be stated, I will be more that glad to guide you through the steps of disassembling the unit and testing the component that is faulty and how to replace it.
Hope this information was helpful.
Most likely reason is failure of thermostat/s or heater element.
As you do not specify model, Ir is difficult to tell you exactly where to locate them, but generally speaking they are at the rear of the dryer.
Hope this helps.
sounds like the back drum shaft has worn and dropped through back[plate ... there is a fix for this by buying a new drum shaft and support kit comes with front bearing also .. can be a tricky job tho ....