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Dryer does not start with full load. Makes a

Dryer does not start. Makes a funny sound (straining electrical motor) with electrical smell. Had been running with smaller loads but now will not start at all.

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Sounds like a bad motor
start windings
put a flashlight down the lint trap see if you can see anything
that may be causeing the motor to hang up

Posted on Oct 03, 2009

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