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Will not start tumbling without manually turning.

The belt is fine. The dryer has been cleaned. Turns easily when apart. All of the felt is in good shape. Will work once you manually start it. Can only dry very small loads.

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  • phstrombone3 Oct 22, 2008

    I have a Frigidaire Gallery electric dryer model # FDE437GHS0. The start button won't turn the drum unless cool or if you manually help turn the drum from the top under the hood. Also it was getting hot and kicking the dryer off but does not seem to have the problem since we started lifting the hood. Any help would be very help full.


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HI. THANKS FOR THE QUESTION . I WOULD REPLACE THE BELT .ITS STRETCHED A BIT. AND CLEAN THE DIRT OUT. AND THE VENTING THANKS THE APPLIANCE DOC.

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