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Belt Position on Drum of Kenmore Advantage Dryer 68738

Drum Drive Belt Seems Askew from Normal -- will NOT rotate Drum.

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Check to see if the motor is bound up.
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SOURCE: Kenmore dryer doesn't get hot but drum rotates fine

I read on another page
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SOURCE: kenmore dryer hums but will not rotate

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SOURCE: dryer makes noise as drum rotates on ge profile gas dryer

Solution: the drum slides were worn out and needed replacement.

Posted on Jan 14, 2009

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SOURCE: can't find kenmore 80 series dryer drum belt

ALWAYS UNPLUG YOUR DRYER BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO DO ANY WORK ON IT.
If you have to replace your drum belt and if you have a front loading machine.
Remove the electrical console that holds the timer switch, start switch, etc. from the top of the dryer. Be real careful not to knock any of the wires off of the timer switch. Then remove the top of the dryer.
Remove the front of the machine, this will expose the belt and drum, remove the drum and belt and this will expose the drum rollers, idler arm bracket with pulley, and motor with pulley. Pay attention to the route of the belt, this will come in handy when you go to reinstall the belt and drum.
Sometimes the belt will slip off of the idler arm or motor causing the drum not to turn.
While you have the drum out, I would recommend that you lubricate the drum rollers at the shaft of the roller with a good grade of machine oil like 3 in One oil. This will save you a problem later with the rollers getting noisy, also check your drum rollers for flat spots, if they have flat spots on them this will cause a noise like a thumping type noise. You will need to replace the drum rollers if they have flat spots on them.
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Good luck,
I hope this helps

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http://www.washerwizzards.com ,,,,check the thermofuse in the back,,it is a white fuse coverd in plastic with 2 wires attached ,,,,hook the 2 wires together and test it

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