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Drum stops spinning

Dryer will start to work but then stops spinning and you can smell rubber burning. belt is probably slipping?

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  • bykerfam Feb 14, 2009

    how do I access the belt?

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Its either slipping or stretched

Posted on Feb 14, 2009

  • Ronnie Houston Feb 14, 2009

    you have to take the top of the dryer off to access it

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Sounds like drum is locked and motor is running and burned the belt. Try to spin drum by hand, Might check drum ends felt seals, Teflon bearing strips located on the bottom lip of front drum end for wear causing drag. Also check 2 drum support wheels to see if they spin freely, take the belt off motor pulley and spin drum by hand, if easier & motor runs drum is dragging. How is the spring on tensioner, does tensioner pulley spin free? Hope this helps locate the problem.

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Sign that a belt has started slipping and may be going bad. But you may have other problems along with a bad belt. Such as a roller going bad which caused the belt to start slipping. If the drum is not turning free due to a bad bearing, roller, or gasket ( door gasket helps support the drum and lets it spin free). You will have to get into the drier to see whats going on.

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ALWAYS UNPLUG YOUR DRYER BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO DO ANY WORK ON IT.
Sounds like your problem may be the belt has slipped off of the motor pulley, or idler arm pulley.
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 and produce a burning rubber smell.
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.
I will include these two websites for parts and further help:
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http://www.appliancepartspros.com/index.aspx
Both also have chat assistance 24/7.
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If the drum is not spinning at all, something has jammed the drum and the belt is being overheated by the motor pulley.

If the drum is spinning and there is a rubber smell, the drum has been knocked off of its rollers and/or glides.

In either case, the dryer needs to be opened. Click the link below:

http://www.applianceaid.com/may-apart.html


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