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My kenmore 86161100 wont start. the breaker was 1/2 tripped and i smelled a burning. I reseated the breaker, ran the dryer, it low growled and i smelled the burn again. What part do i need? Motor? Belt? Any insight will be helpful.

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Sounds like the motor bearings are beginning to seize up from heat/age or the combination of both,remove the front and top cover to remove the drum if there is no access in the rear to remove the belt off the motor so you can start the dryer or free wheel the motor by hand and see if it is beginning to turn hard

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