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My thin twin dryer goes on but does not spin

The dryer motor goes on and makes a winding sound.  It is working and has power, but it does not rotate.  We opened the back, but found there is no belt.  What can we do?

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  • katie739 Jan 03, 2009

    Thanks so much, but really quick is it front panel or back panel access because we didn't see it in the back.  Thanks!

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Your dryer has a belt! if you hear the motor going thats good.you will have to investagate further.the belt goes around the drum thru an idler pully then on to the motor

Posted on Jan 03, 2009

  • Thomas Malailua
    Thomas Malailua Jan 03, 2009

    i think there is a way to put the belt on from the back if its all ready there[on the drum]you could not install new from back.try there its eazyer.if not youll have to go thru frount but can be a juglling act.also if i went on a call and the belt was off i would inspect to find why.somtimes happened and couldnt see any reason,but most times there was a reason.God bless ,tom

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the button you push is a momentary start switch.whats suppose to happen is the power passes thru the push to start switch for a moment till the motor centrifugal switch goes to the run winding.what i have found happening is a lint buildup in the motor switch area dose not allow the motor centrifugal switch to reset to the start winding when the dryer has finished the last load.so its trying too start on the run winding and it could only do that if you helped by spinning the drum while hold the start switch.soooooo.... unplug unit .get to the motor and vacuum it out.inspect your wiring for burnt/loose connections.if all is well and vacuuming did not solve problem.your motor may have an open start winding which you could check with an ohm meter.if you need any more help you can make an request thru fixya email. God bless ,tom

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