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The dryer heats but the drum does not turn

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Hi lesterjabbow;

A lot of these dryers have a long fiber belt that runs from a pulley on the motor thru a tension idler pulley and goes all around the drum. I suspect this belt is either broken or has come off the drive pulley on the motor. You can remove the back of the dryer easily with a 1/4 or 5/16 nut driver and immediately see if the drive belt is good. Any Maytag dealer will have a replacement part and it is easy to install

Hope this helps Good Luck Loringh PS Please leave a ranking if appropriate Thanks

Posted on Nov 22, 2008

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