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Thermal overload? Dryer shuts clicks off after 5 seconds and smoke comes from the motor. After a few moments a reset ? click is audible then you can re start the dryer. We took it all apart and cleaned it, made sure it wasn't getting any drag from the belt or fan- ran it with out the belt but it does the exact same thing.

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The windings in the motor have been overheated to the point that the insulation is burnt off. I call this pre installed smoke. If it is let out replace the motor. There should be a local appliance parts dealer that can help you get the motor.

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