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Dryer runs but the drum is not turning - smells like the belt is hot

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............ sounds like he belt is slipping / damaged or broken. If you turn the drum by hand, does it spin? If so, is it easier than normal? If so, almost certainly needs a new belt. Get it checked out - a lot of house fires are caused by clothes dryers!

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The situation will only worsen. The belt is best replaced before it breaks.

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(2) Confirm that the drum glides will yield additional service life.
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