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Whirlpool gas dryer won't spin and there is a deep humming sound with an electrical odor

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  • msitts_57 Dec 11, 2009

    I took the dryer apart and cleaned out the lint checked the belt and it still won't turn. It sounds like the motor is locked up.

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Sounds like the drive belt has broken and is rubbing against the motor pulley, which causes the smell.
You can order a new one online, or from Sears. Replacement is a matter of gaining access to the inside of the dryer, remove the old belt, and figuring out how to get the new belt around the drum and motor pulley.

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  • Mark Egan Dec 12, 2009

    Sounds like you found the problem. You should be able to turn the motor by hand. If not, time for a new one. If you can, then replace the motor capacitor.

    Let me know what you find.


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