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Drum won't turn

I was cleaning the drum and turning it by hand. I heard a noise and now the drum does not turn. I looked at the belt and it is loose around the drum. Is the belt just off? If not, then what?

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  • boys2-8 Sep 16, 2008

    Thanks so much! I have already checked-the belt is not broken

  • boys2-8 Sep 16, 2008

    No, I don't have the manual. I am searching the internet to find it. Do you have some quick tips that I can use?

  • boys2-8 Sep 16, 2008

    It is an Ultimate Care II by Whirlpool

  • boys2-8 Sep 16, 2008

    I have not looked that far. I am at work right now, so I won't be able to look at it until tonight. I can get back to you later.

  • boys2-8 Sep 18, 2008

    Okay, stand up, hands in the air and shout with me, "I DID IT, I DID IT!!"   


    Thank you so much for all of your help.  I had a do it yourself book that guided me through the process of fixing it, but you led me into the right direction.  Thank you so much!!!

  • boys2-8 Sep 18, 2008

    No, thank you! I saved myself money, plus I found like $5 in change! BONUS!!

  • lovechri2 Nov 24, 2008

    My dryer will heat, but it will not turn. It might be the belt, but i can't find the belt. Where is it!

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It came off the tensioner or it is broke. pull the belt and see if it is not broke. if it is still loose around the drum, then it just came off the tensioner.

look at the manual on how to put back the belt with the tensioner.

tnx 4 using fixya,

drcool


Posted on Sep 16, 2008

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  • francis rivero Sep 16, 2008

    ok..then just install back the belt.

    do u know how ?

    drcool


  • francis rivero Sep 16, 2008

    what make? it is just a little tricky but i think you can do it. i will guide you.


    drcool


  • francis rivero Sep 16, 2008

    have u seen the tensioner?..does it has a wheel or just a shiny metal which is curve like a half round metal?



  • francis rivero Sep 16, 2008

    ic, ok..probably catch you again 2morrow..will be sleeping now. use the ask me button so that i can continue.

    tnx 4 using fixya,

    drcool


  • francis rivero Sep 18, 2008

    hi boys2-8,

    so "YOU DID IT, YOU DID IT !" glad that you fixed it. can i just ask a favor?

    Ratings are just as important to us as answering your questions, may i just request for a Fixya rate to boost my morale and help more people here at fixya.

    tnx a lot,

    drcool



  • francis rivero Sep 18, 2008

    hello again boys2-8,

    thank you very much for the rating.

    i appreciate it.

    drcool


  • francis rivero Sep 18, 2008

    hahaha..wow. that's great.

    i'm glad i was able to help.

    cheers,

    drcool


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