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Kenmore Heavy Duty 80 Series The motor was sounding different the last few days. When I push start, the dryer trys to start but sounds like it is straining. When the start button is let go, the dryer stops. Please help.

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Your motor is bad. The hardest part of motor replacement is removing the blower wheel. It helps to know the threads are reversed(left handed). Yank out the filter first.Remove the 2 screws in the filter housing on top.Then use a putty knife to pop the top. Remove the screws holding the front panel on. VERY IMPORTANT! Raise the front up an inch before pulling forward or the panel clips will break! Some models have a panel on bottom. If they do then this panel must come off first. Then you remove the door springs and back off the screws holding down the bottom of the door panel. Then pop the top and remove the screws on top to get the panel out of your way. Get the drum out and clean out the lint.I like to sit a dryer outside on a good work surface elevated( I have a lift) a truck tailgate or patio table works just as well. It heps to have a good shop vac but you old upright will work too. The heart of the dryer is the motor. Todays new appliances are expensive and costly to repair. I recommend motor replacement.
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