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Dryer not rotating

The dryer heats up and makes a loud humming noise but it is not spinning. Part of the belt on the dryer was half way off and in between the back panel and the dryer barrel

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Sounds like a belt or idler pully needs replaceing. what brand?

Posted on May 19, 2009

  • Rich Wright May 19, 2009

    Change the idler pulley and belt. The belt stretched and is ready to break.

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