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Dryer Drum will not turn .

Power is OK Can turn drum backwards but to turn forward is very difficult
Dryer belt appears OK
This problem started part way through a Cycle.

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  • Thomas Malailua
    Thomas Malailua May 11, 2010

    dose your dryer make a noise like its trying to start,or no noise at all.what brand?how old?

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Your motor is freezing up. That is why you can turn it backwards but not forwards. Look back there at the motor and see if there is just a problem with the pulley first. Also check the wheels located on the drum and see that they spin okay. If all that is okay though you have a motor problem. It's an expensive repair if it's your motor. Look for a refurbished one as it will be a lot cheaper then a new motor. Let me know if you have any other questions and good luck. Also let me know if this was helpful to you.

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Here is a link to see a picture of your belt routing in case the belt is broken when you open your dryer:
http://www.expertappliance.com/dryerbeltconfiguration.html

While you have the drum out, I would recommend that you remove and lubricate the drum rollers.
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You will need to replace the drum rollers if they have flat spots on them.
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Note: This method works for most front loading machines.
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Remove the lint filter and the two screws that hold the filter housing to the top of the dryer lid.
Then remove the top of the dryer by inserting a screwdriver between the top and frame on each side of the dryer to pop the lid up from the retaining clips.
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Here is a link to see a picture of your belt routing in case the belt is broken when you open your dryer:
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And also clean the shafts of the rollers as they will collect hair,dust,etc and cause problems and then lubricate the shafts and rollers with a good grade of machine oil like 3 in One oil or a vasoline type of lubricant. This will save you a problem later with the rollers getting dry and making a squeeling noise, also check your drum rollers for flat spots, if they have flat spots on them this will cause a thumping type noise.
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