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Electric dryer burning clothes and now when I try to start it it just hums

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  • rquaglia Jul 08, 2010

    Hi: I'm faced with the similar issue on a Danby dryer....it burned clothes on one occasion (smelled like burning rubber)...I shut it off, then next day it won't turn on, just hums....I took motor out to have it and capacitor checked...guy said there was no issue there....I'm wondering if control board got too hot and destroyed something. Guy in appliance shop said if motor is 220 V, and it's only getting 110, then it will hum....Ron Quaglia

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SOURCE: MY FRIGIDAIRE ELECTRIC DRYER IS LEAVING BURN MARKS

Assuming that you have the correct temperature selected for your clothes, there are two likely causes:

If the clothes are showing randomly shaped burn marks, the dryer is overheating. This would be accompanied by a burnt smell on the clothes. The high limit thermostat is the culprit.

If the burn marks are dark streaks, the clothes are getting pinched between the drum and the inside of the dryer that does not move. This is caused by worn bearings, slides or rollers. Should you choose to repair this yourself, there is a great deal on a kit with all of the parts you need plus a new belt for only $32 here:

http://www.repairclinic.com/PartDetail/Drum-Bearing-Felt-Seals-Pulley-Belt/5304461262/1261075

Good luck from Detroit, Mi.

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