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Dryer won't spin

We bought a used Maytag Dryer. When we went to use it the drum would not turn. We opened it up and discovered a broken belt. We replaced the belt. The drum will now spin with no clothes in it. It appears to spin slowly though. When clothes are placed in it, the drum will not spin at all and it makes a terrible noise. Where do we go from here?

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Was the belt shredded ( normal wear & tear ) or burnt through which could be a drum bearing or support problem .What does the drum feel like when you turn it by hand is it grinding & lump ? The fact that the motor runs with no load could by the start device faulty these are reasonably cheap to replace this is the small cylinder attached to the side of the motor with two wire connections . if your motor has not got one of these then its the start windings in the motor

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If the belt looks worn you should replace it. But it sounds like the idler pulley has gone out of position or possibly broken. The idler pulley adds tension to the belt and keeps it from spinning on the drum surface. Check the path of the belt on the bottom of the dryer. That is where the idler pulley is.

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it is more likely one of the drum rollers

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Hi How old is it , ? and dose it soun like the motor is running but not turnning the drum ? this would be a bad belt , you will need to do some more investagating for me to help you

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If you have kids and they over fill the dryer it strains all systems including the heater because it cannot get rid of excess heat. Solution*** Possibly needs a new belt

Posted on Dec 07, 2012

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