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Dryer, model #LE6900XKNO, purchased 1983. Drum is not turning. Motor/heat comes on. I assume this is a belt? I have not taken apart.

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Jimster
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SOURCE: Kenmore series 90 dryer

I hae to say it, but it sounds like the motor has already gone out. That loud humming noise is usually the start windings going out. There is no other way easily to tell if the motor is out, but taking the belt off and saying it doesnt look broke what work in this situation. I would imagine that you have a DOTT (Dryer Of Tommorrow, Today) dryer, because you said it had the front panel. The motor part number is 279787 if this the case. Good Luck, and let me know if you find out any new information or need further help.

Posted on Feb 13, 2008

ginko
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SOURCE: Maytag dryer model # PVE

usually , after you remove the back panel you can see the belt yourself, running from the motor to the basket gear.

Posted on Jul 22, 2008

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SOURCE: Zanussi Tumble dryer belt replacement

Yes, that sounds about right.

Posted on Oct 11, 2008

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SOURCE: GE Profile Harmony Dryer DPGT750EC Drum won't turn & no heat

i am sending you all the possibilities for your problem, check either of these causes ----and than let me know if it is solved----

Power from the house
Check to see whether there's power getting to the dryer. Is it plugged in? Check for blown fuses or tripped circuit breakers--your dryer uses two fuses or circuit breakers. The dryer could tumble but not heat if only one of the two fuses is blown. If you have circuit breakers, one of the two circuit breakers can trip, even if the two for the dryer are connected.


Heating element
Often a dryer heating element burns out, but doesn't trip the circuit breaker or blow a fuse. The heating element is simply a long coil of special wire. You can check it for continuity with an ohm meter. No continuity means the element is bad and you need to replace it--electric heating elements aren't repairable.


Thermal fuse
On many dryers, there's a thermal fuse mounted to the exhaust duct inside the back cover panel. The fuse--which is about an inch long--is usually embedded in black resin and mounted in a white plastic housing. If the fuse has blown, you need to replace it. (You can't re-set it.)


Wiring
A common problem is for the main wiring connection from the house, at the dryer, to burn and break its connection. Because the dryer can still tumble with partial power, the connection may be only partially defective. You may need to replace both the power cord to the dryer and the terminal block inside the dryer that the wire is attached to.

Posted on Dec 26, 2008

TheMobilian
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SOURCE: kenmore dryer- remove fan to change motor on

The wheel has left handed threads. Use an impact wrench and an adjustable wrench to get it off or get a vice grips or pipe wrncha nd lock down the shaft then get a stick of wood or a hammer handle and shove it in between two fins at the 3 oclock position. Slam downwards on the wheel and it should pop loose.

Posted on Mar 22, 2009

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SOURCE: My Kenmore 86873100 dryer drum is not spinning.

Hi, you access the belt from the front. I can't bring up the model number you gave but I'll assume some things. A panel may be below the door, if so look for 2 latches holding it shut, a flat head screwdriver gently inserted will release the latches. If you have a solid front panel except for the door... If your lint filter is on the top, remove the filter, remove 2 screws under the filter door, lift the top and tilt it back. Now  you can see 2 hex screws, one on the right top corner and the other on the left, remove, unplug the door switch wires and lift the whole front panel off. If your lint filter is inside the door, skip the 2 screw part and pop the top panel off. 

Posted on Jan 22, 2010

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ALWAYS UNPLUG YOUR DRYER BEFORE STARTING ANY REPAIRS
Your problem sounds like drum rollers have flat spots on them or in need of lubrication.
Once you have taken the dryer apart and you will now remove the drum and belt and this will expose the drum rollers, idler arm pulley and motor.
Be sure to note the route of the belt, this will come in handy when you go to reinstall the belt.
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