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My Kenmore 80 Series electric dryer is smoking, it isn't the lint so does anyone have an answer?

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Hi, their is 2 possible cause the first and most likely cause is going to be the belt is slipping and getting hot and causing the smoke, this could be due to the belt being loose or the drum bearing may be seizing and could need replacing. try turning the drum by hand to see how easy it is.

now the second problem could be that the motor is over heating due to the drum bearing failing or even the motor itself failing, see how easy it is to turn the drum if its quite easy and feels smooth then the chances are the belt needs replacing, if its stiff to turn or feels rough then this could be drum bearing or motor failing.

let me know if you need further assistance ok

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