Question about Dryers
I have a kenmore electric dryer about 9 years old. It is acting weird. It will work for a load or 2 then it won't work. We have taken it apart and cleaned as much lint as we possibly could out of it. When I go to turn it on it makes this kind of buzzing noise and then it kicks on. Then when I go to do another load it will do the buzzing thing and not come on, then I smell something burning. Sometimes it dries the clothes in one cycle, sometimes it takes it 2 cycles to work. It is almost like the fan is working to hard to kick on and sometimes it just can't. I have been told by someone that they think it is the motor. Does that sound right? If not, do you have any idea what this may be??
99% of the time , a buzzing motor means the motor is almost burned up. Especially when you can smell it. A burnt motor calls for more current due to the laws of electricity and this overheats the motor windings and this is what you smell. If you are lucky, one other thing can cause a motor to buzz. Something is binding somewhere and the motor is not strong enough to turn the shaft. You would smell this also, but if you can find what is binding it and remove it, then you should be ok if you have not used it too much with it smelling. Look for a sock or wash rag tangled inside the dryer between the drum and the inner walls. This extra "drag" would cause the symptoms you are seeing, but something tells me that you have a burned up motor.
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