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Replaced motor. Terrible electrical smell from front. Stops after 30 minutes and can be started again after short cool down. How do I test controller?

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No brand, no model - impossible to be specific.
If it runs 30 minutes before stopping and then restarts after cooling be very suspicious of a restricted/blocked airflow. It would be unusual for a control to cause this sort of problem. Look at the ducting, look for debris/clothing in the lint screen area or the blower wheel. Pull unit away from the wall, disconnect from house ducting and run to see if problem persists. Airflow restriction seems the most likely culprit with the extremely limited information supplied. Good luck.

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