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Dryer will not move but power good

I have a samsung dv316les/xaa and the power comes on but the drum will not trun any ideas.

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Motor If the dryer motor only hums when you press the Start button, the motor may be burned out. Here's how to test the dryer motor:

  • Remove the belt.

  • Check for obstructions in the blower fan housing.

  • Manually rotate the shaft of the motor.

If the motor is very stiff, or impossible to rotate manually, and the blower fan housing is clear, you need to replace the motor.

If the motor rotates freely, run the motor momentarily with the belt removed and the blower in place. If the motor runs fine with the belt removed, there may be a problem with the idler pulley or the clothes drum. Try to rotate the drum by hand. If it is very difficult to move, correct any problem with the rollers or pulley, and then reassemble the dryer and try it again.

If the motor hums but doesn't rotate on its own even with the belt removed--yet you can turn it freely by hand--you usually need to replace the motor or the motor start capacitor.

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The belt has a sensor. if the belt is broken the motor wont turn. had the same problem and wen i opened the back plate of the washer the belt was siting on the bottom. after looking at it saw there was a sesore thet runs of the belt tention . motor wont run if belt is not there or if its way to loose. hope your problem was as simple as my to fix.

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