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I have a Kenmore Dryer, model # 96585210 / 65852. I have it apart and have narrowed my problem to the actual motor. I get a humming noise, but the motor does not spin. After a few seconds, it stops humming altogether an smells a little. After a few minuess it does the samething. New motor? What do I check to verify?

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You have verfied the motor is shorted out already, when you hear it just hum and smell like burning rubber/electric.
Yes replace the motor.

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