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Hey when we turn on our dryer we get a burning smell and the drum doesnt turn, any ideas? we think the engine might have burnt out? we think its a very old model - kenmore ultra fabric care model 97590120 75901. Can it be saved?!

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Either something is binding the drum, or the motor has failed. Can you turn the drum by hand? If you can, then most likely the motor has failed, if you can't turn it by hand, then the drum is stuck and the motor just isn't able to turn it until you find whatever is binding the drum. You might have to remove the back panel to get in to see what might be causing the problem if it is binding.


Let me know what you find with this.


Benjamin


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