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Whirlpool Ultimate Care II - Gas Dryer - Drum Won't Spin

We have a Whirlpool Gas Dryer, model: LEQ8858HQ0 and the drum has stopped spinning.

So far, we have tried opening the door & moving it by hand, but it won't move. Not sure if the dryer is belt driven, but tried to take it apart. Right now, we can't figure out how to remove the fan motor out to get to the area where the belt might be. If anyone has any ideas, please help.


Any assistance is greatly appreciated! Thanks!

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  • Kelly  Smith
    Kelly Smith May 11, 2010

    i think you might be in over your head, i would strongly urge you to call a pro. you might do more damage then fixing. i have seen people try this before, their are special tools you need to go were you are going. kelly

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If you are handy with tools, try to remove the back panel and feel the belt that should surround the drum. If access is that limited, try to turn the dryer on its side and you can get to the motor from the bottom. But like the guy said before, call a pro if you can't do any of this.

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