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The dryer will get hot but the drum will not go around

The dryer wll get hot but the drum will not go around

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I have a estate gas dryer by whirlpool, it gets hot but the drum will not turn how and where is the belt located

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The belt is not broken

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More than likely, the belt is broken. Otherwise, the drum motor is shot. (That's not very likely though).

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the usual cause is the rollers have failed, common fault, easy fix, cheap too
good rollers look like this
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  • undo screws inside lint screen holder, screwing it to case lid (so lid can tilt up)
  • with putty knife or other blunt blade, release spring catches under front corners of case lid
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  • remove screws 1/3 way down front corners of body holding front panel on
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  4. pull tensioner pulley against spring to end of its travel
  5. loop belt around tensioner pulley
  6. relax tensioner pulley to tighten belt
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reassemble case in reverse order.

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