I'm not an HVAC guy, but I had to weigh in when nobody else has spoken up. This is a big deal that you need to fix right away.First off, your setup is weird. I'm not an HVAC expert, but every single store I've seen has ductwork that exits nearly straight up, through the roof. The exhaust of a dryer has good airflow, but not so good that it can travel sideways, through a dead motor fan and out. Hence your big dryer fan.So, this means, get it fixed right away. There is a lot of carbon monoxide and other ickies looking for a place to go, you don't want to have little old ladies passing out. I would buy some battery-powered CO2 detectors right away. Plus, the stuff isn't going to dry, you'll have hot, wet clothes with bad exhaust airflow.Go out and buy one of these, climb up and put it against the motor connectors. Have someone turn the switch on and off (why is there a switch? Geez, this seems like a setup waiting to put a lot of people to sleep.If you have power, you'll need a new motor. Maybe you can get this one rebuilt, but I don't think you actually have enough time to do so.If you don't have power, that's easy. Hell, run an extension cord and fire that thing up while waiting for an electrician to change out your bad breaker, or most likely, the automatic switch that starts it up when the dryers are running died. Assuming it's single-phase.While you still have brain cells unaffected by carbon monoxide, describe for us the switching system. What turns the motor on? What switch were you using? Were you using the breaker?Since you didn't hear it die, via squeals and death rattles, I suspect it's not getting power, which is the easiest thing to test for.I'd get a good HVAC guy out (the firm that installed it?) ASAP, dryer exhaust has to go somewhere and right now, a lot of it is going where you don't want it.
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