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Dryer drum wont rotate

Dryer is brand new, rotated for about a minute then quit. Can hear the
dryer motor running I believe. Drum is hard to move when dryer is off.

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  • gmtcgunner20 Jan 06, 2009

    dryer is brand new

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Could be that the belt popped off and then got wedged in between the motor and the drum. about how long ago did you buy the dryer and is it still under a warranty?

Posted on Jan 06, 2009

  • toney clark Jan 06, 2009

    then i would say have it fixed under warranty. they could have put the belt on wrong when they made it or just not adjusted it properly

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