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Kenmorre HE3 turns on tumbles a few time then stops and smells like something is burning. Belts not broken. Could they still need to be replaces. Wonts start again for a few minutes

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  • dleen Aug 29, 2010

    Thanks Tim, is there anyway by looking at them to tell if they are worn out

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There is a thermo switch which will shut down a dryer ( its a safety feature) this may be bad. I would pull the front off and investigate to see if the motor, belt , roller etc is causing this problem. Open dryer door take out screws pry gently on each top corner and the front panel is off(some have screws in the bottom corners). Hope this helps tim

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  • dleen Aug 29, 2010

    The motor keeps running but the drum stops spinning and it gets a burning smell. (you can hear the motor)

  • Tim Whalen Aug 29, 2010

    more then likely its the coasters on the back of the drum are worn out, need to take the front panel off and then the drum out is not that hard just remember how the belt was routed. Good luck tim

  • Tim Whalen Aug 29, 2010

    they are round with a metal sleeve inside, usually they will be not round or completely out of the sleeve. Hope this helps,

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