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The jam probably caused the motor to starin at turning, which would cause it to heat up, and the insulation in the winding partly melted, shorting out a winding or two, which makes the motor run slower. Eventually, the winding will 'melt-down', and the motor will not work at all. Smoke, a burnt smell, and possibly a tripped circuit breaker will be the best indication this is happening, or about to happen.

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This would cause the exact same problem in that the motor is trying to turn but because the drum was jammed it couldn’t. Again, easily tested by turning the drum by hand – if it’s free then it isn’t the fault. If it’s jammed or very stiff, removing the belt will let you determine whether it’s the motor or the drum that’s jammed.

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