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Drum turns but not when it is fully loaded

If the drum will turn, but not when fully loaded is the problem still the belt? It is not broken but do they stretch?

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  • Kassish Sep 20, 2008

    No hum thanks for the help...


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Do you hear a loud hum when fully loaded? Or does it go away when empty?

Posted on Sep 20, 2008

  • John Robbins
    John Robbins Sep 20, 2008

    This is good because a hum is a 180 dollar motor, I would but some money toward a belt tensioner and belt if it is like the old style dryer, like a series 70 or 80 Kenmore. Let me know what type it is and I will get you a solution:]


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