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My dryer is the Amana ALG443RCW and yesterday when I went to start it, it just hummed. It would start and then I noticed a very strong burning rubber smell. I figure it is probably the motor by the sounds of it but I don't know who to call.

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  • nancyburgoin Sep 26, 2009

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  • Lvm33l Oct 06, 2011

    What was the problem with your dryer same thing happen to me and I dont know if it needs a new motor or what?



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