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Dryer wil not spin

Kenmore 80 series - model#110-60882990 All of sudden the drum will not turn. The light is on I can hear something from the top of the dry but the drum does not turn. I have owned the dryer for about 10 years

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  • cheryl3421 May 08, 2009

    Thank you all for your quick response.

    The belt snapped!!. I am going to replace it tomorrow.

    Any ideal how or why this happens? The belt looks good, no wear and tear and no fraying. I would like to avoid this from happening again. thank you

  • Victor
    Victor May 11, 2010

    Hi, Does the noise you are hearing sound like a clock ticking or are you hearing the drive motor running? Does the dryer heat at all?



    Vic

  • Mark Nichols May 11, 2010

    did you check the belt or do you need help finding the belt?

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For an electric dryer that runs but doesn’t heat, follow this repair roadmap:
Flip the circuit breaker off and then back on. Electric dryers run on a two-pole, 240v breaker. A common problem is for one of the legs to break which cuts the 240v that the elements need to heat up but it still supplies the 120v for the motor. The result is that the dryer runs but doesn’t heat.
If the breaker checks out, then it’s time to do some surgery. Unplug the dryer and open it up.
. Use your ohm meter to test the thermostats. All should show continuity.
Measure the resistance of the heating element with your ohm meter. Normal readings are in the neighborhood of 30 ohms.
In rare cases, the centrifugal switch in the motor can fail which breaks the power circuit for the heating elements. If this is the case, then the entire motor must be replaced since the centrifugal switch is built into the motor.

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