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Dryer won't spin

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I have a couple of friends that have an Amana brand electric dryer which has an unusually hard time spinning. I've looked at the belt and felt its tension around the drum. The belt doesn't seem loose. The dryer shakes a little, but nothing abnormal that you would expect from any other dryer new or used. When someone tries to spin it manually it is not easy. Any suggestions on fixing a dryer that gives heat but has trouble spinning if at all? Thank you.
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  • moslynch Dec 23, 2008

    i have the same problem the motor sounds like its running but it will not turn! The belt is still intact and occasionally the drum will move sightly. I have checked for obstruction and to see if it will move freely and it will. How do i get to the motor?

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Low voltage to the motor or a bad motor

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