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Frig. gas dryer agq6000es not tumbling

Was working, opened door to check load, closed door, wouldn't work. don't think it's the belt because it hand turns fine. what's next, please?

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Do you hear the motor running? With door closed.
Most dryers will spin though a little hard to do so. If it spins VERY easy the belt is possibly broken.
If the dryer is several years old it Could be the belt.
Also check for a switch for the door, if there is one.
Door switch would shut off dryer when opened.

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