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The timer runs and I can hear the motor humming, but the tumbler won't turn. The motor hums for about 30 seconds and then it turns off. Every few minutes, I can hear it trying to run but it can't.

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Check the belt. If it is broken you will need a new one. To check the belt take a flat head screw driver and insert it under the lip of the top at the front about 2 inches in from the corner. Repeat on other side. You will have to hit the end of the screw driver pretty good to pop the top off. Once you pop the top you should be able to see the dryer drum. If the belt is broken it will have fallen to the bottom. You will need to get your model # to get the belt part # but if it is a typical Kenmore dryer the belt # will be 341241. It's a standered belt and any parts dealer should carry it. It will run about $20. The model # is located on the inside of the dryer door. Again if it is a typical Kenmore it will start with a 110.?????. There should be a diagram with the belt on how to install it. Hope this helps.

Posted on Jan 31, 2009

  • rodrigues814 Mar 29, 2011

    the belt is broken.how do i get inside to replace the belt

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