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It dries for a while (30 min), smells like burning rubber and then stops. If it is the motor, can I replace it myself? I'm pretty handy and have a cohort to help. Thanks so much!

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The first thing you should do is look inside the dryer and see if your belt is bad.
Then get deeper into repairs.

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Have a whirlpool dryer type dwsr ele 2406026-cv54 / mod wed4900xvo , we get a burning smell on all items


  1. Ok, bare with me...
    Is there any visible SMOKE with the smell? If so turn it off and call a repairman.
  2. Verify that the clothes drum is turning freely. If it is not, call a repairman.

  3. Otherwise;
    I recommend removing all clothing from your dryer and to carefully follow these instructions.
  4. With the machine off, Clean the dryer filter well. Set dryer to the MAXIMUM heat setting on a 30 min TIMED cycle.
  5. Start the cycle.
  6. Make close observations in short intervals of time.
  7. At the end of your timed cycle determine if the smell has changed more or less.
  8. With the dryer off, Locate the electrical socket/plug of the device if it is an electric machine. place your hand on it to determine it's temperature. It should be no more than Luke-warm to touch.
  9. If it is uncomfortably warm to touch you should consider contacting an electrician to determine the working load of the wiring to the device.
  10. If the wiring/plug test is deemed adequately cool, ventilate the dyer area well for an hour and repeat steps 3-7, the hot - empty test again. The smell should diminish.

Lint and other clothes debris can get pulled into contact with the dryer's heating element and it will burn or smolder. If a piece of elastic rubber gets into contact with the heating element, the smell will be strong and may last a long time.
If it is still bothersome after the burn-out procedure, it will have to be taken apart and at least cleaned or the element replaced. This is not usually covered by warranty as it is considered a USER PROBLEM. Sorry.

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The rubber drive belt is burning up most likely cause by bearing going. The bearings are your ratteling sound and the burning smell is the rubber belt dragging.

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The most common cause for the coupler failing is a bad gearcase. The machine should go through a neutral drain before the spin if it doesn't drain the water first it over works the motor trying to spin a full tub. No belt on this one, odor could be from the motor or the coupler starting to shred again.

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Sound like either your belt or your bearings. Either way, I wouldn't run it anymore until I got a professional appliance repair guy out to check it. We wouldn't want your house to burn down. Very dangerous!! I would also unplug it until then as well. Good luck and stay safe!

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classical sign of a bad motor. the motor has a thermal switch on it telling the unit to shut off when it gets hot. after it cools down, the switch will tell the motor to turn back on again. good luck, i'm pretty sure that's your problem. contact me for further help if needed. thanks :)

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Mosture has gotten into the motor. Take the bottom tank off and let the unit run for 30 seconds. It will dry out the compartment

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generally if the uint shuts off from overheating and then will not restart for a 10-20 min period of time usually a sign htat hte motor is overheating and needs repalcing

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