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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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