The drum on my whirlpool model ler5636j electric dryer has stopped turning. I can hear the motor running, and it seems to be prodicing heat, but the drum remains stationary. any suggestions how to correct this problem? WD
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Unfortunately, it sounds like the motor, since you aren't hearing it run. Motor turns the drum by way of a belt.If motor is running, but drum not turning, it would be the belt... I would also say door switch, but then the heating element wouldnt be heating up. Slight chance it could be the control, but I doubt it. DW
If the drum won't move but you can hear a motor running, the drive belt has probably slipped off of the drum or motor pulley or has broken. Try turning it by hand with the motor off and then turning the dryer on again.
one of 3 things could be wrong/1)dry,tight motor bearings/2)drum bearing bad/3) bad motor windings,remove belt off drum and see if anything turns hard i.e. motor,drum each one isolated then run motor w/o drum belt on drum and see if motor gets overly warm or hot especially around the bearing ends
So,. basically your drum doesnt turn. SO your getting heat still even though the drum isnt turning. Is this right? Sounds strange??? Do you hear any humming noise when you push the start button? I need to know a little more about the problem because im kinda confused as how you decribed the problem. Iv never seen a dryer heat but the drum not spinning. especially your model dryer. Its electric heat right? because if the drum doesnt spin, maybe your motor is bad. and if your motor is bad, then your heating element wont heat up because the centrifical switch in the motor is not switching to complete the circuit to the heating element. So this is why im confused when you said" Dryer heats when knob turned but when "push button" pressed, drum doesnt run." Because your belt wraps around the motor pully and the motor is what makes the drum turn. Like i said, i never seen this model dryer heat with out the motor operating. So if you can give me some more info, ill do my best to help you out....Thanks!!!!