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LG tumble dryer

Will not tumble, can hear motor trying to work and can sometimes get drum going but it will stop

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Re: LG tumble dryer

This could be a worn out or loose belt. You can get to it through an access panel on the back of the machine. Just make sure the power is disconnected first! Hopefully a replacement belt will be easy to obtain in your area. Regards

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Dryer turns on but doesn't tumble

  • If you can hear your motor spinning, then it is most likely caused by a broken drum belt.
  • If you can hear your motor 'humming' like it it stuck, then you might have faulty 'motor start capacitor'.
  • If you cannot hear the motor, then it maybe the drying controller board or sometimes the motor itself.
All cases involve dismantling the dryer and best left to a qualified dryer mechanics: check your warranty as the unit may still be under warranty (in which case, call the manufacturer help desk for instructions).

Hope the information helps!

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Turned on dryer & tried to start but it gave a load thud noise & wouldn't go. Stop it then re-started a light came on stating clean filter. Clean filter & look inside that area to see if...

there is a sensor located beneath the lint filter, more the likely the dryer sheet residue is on it, gently brush it off, it has two screws. As far as the loud thud noise is/may be a problem with the drum/rollers/glides/belt/idler arm/motor Here is a website that will assist you, once the filter light goes off and the drum will not turn.Good Luck Tim

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In my Maytag dryer model SDE305DAYW the heating element works; however, the tumble drum stopped moving. What's wrong?

This sounds like the drum's drive belt broke. But also ensure there isn't a problem with the drive motor. Do you still hear a motor running when you turn it on? If so, you'll need to replace the drive belt.

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Drier does not tumble but it still heats.


Sound like the belt being broken or slipping badly, burn out motor, or worn support parts.
  • Dryer have a belt that rotate the drum, If the belt worn out or broken, it can not move the drum then you just need to replace it.
  • You can check motor by hearing buzzing sound, if the belt has the problem. If you do not hear any sound from the motor then you may have to replace it.
  • Try to move drum manually (by hand), if it is hard to turn then problem with the idler pulley, glides, or drum rollers.
I hope this will solve you problem

Good luck and have a nice day
Rating the solution is highly appreciated.

Jul 05, 2010 | Asko T701 Electric Dryer

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My dryer stopped spinning and will not start again. I have been hearing a small screw tumbling inside when dryingbut its been like that for some time and never stopped spinning.


It sounds like that screw has finally done its damage and got trapped in the end of the drum the drum would normally have to be removed to free it off.Can you turn the drum by hand if so then it would be advisable to check the drive belt if thats ok then it may be the motor or the capacitor of the motor.

Hope this helped.

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Servis tumble dryer drum will not turn

If motor is sounding quieter than normal more than likely the belt has broken.

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LG Dryer, cycle shutting off early. Motor will not always start

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Check your drum belt, sometimes this belt is broken or slipped off the motor pulley or idler arm pulley.
Also could be a faulty motor..
Another thing to try is to turn the drum by reaching inside of the drum and turning it by hand 1/4-1/2 turn with the dryer off. Then turn the dryer on again and see if it works.
Motors will sometimes get a dead zone in them and this help move it from the dead zone.

Sep 26, 2009 | Dryers

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Dryer turns on - we hear the motor going - but the clothes do not tumble - the barrel isnt turning

Hi welcome to Fixya

You must pop off the top of the dryer then remove the front after the front is off you can remove drum .
The belt goes around the drum and the motor pully and under the tentioner wheel after you get belt on replace front and top.


Thank You For Useing Fixya

May 17, 2009 | Whirlpool LEQ9858L Electric Dryer

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Possibly the belt assembly. if you open the door and try to turn the drum does it turn with a little resistance, noises? this model has rollers, pulley, and a four groove belt 92 1/4" , sometimes the pulley sticks after yrs of use, belts wear, drum misaligns. the humming should be the motor trying to work.

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