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I have a kenmore stackable washer and dryer. model number 417.947023300 It was making a sever screeching noise, then it went thud and qiut.I have checked the belt and it works fine, I have turned the drum and it turns. When i go to turn it on you can hear the motor trying to run but won't I am stumped. I see no weels that go to drum. just the belt line. Some one please help me fix this.A digram would also be helpful.

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Hi.

If we are talking about the dryer, then the high pitched noise could have been caused by the belt slipping on a seized motor, or for example by a defective blower wheel. There are also a number of mechanic troubles that could have caused high pitched noise.

If the motor is trying to start but does not run, then the motor is probably shot. The motor is tested by jumping contacts and energizing it directly.

Other parts failure may have caused overheating, the thermostats and thermal light must also be tested.

Here all parts and diagrams, including wiring diagram.

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