Question about Dryers

1 Answer

Drum doesnt turn unless i push with hand bc top is removed. If there is any clothes in dryer it will not turn at all. Belt is on and around drum

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Welcome Back:

    Visited the website for 2 consecutive days.

  • Contributor
  • 2 Answers

There is a switch activated by closing the top. It is for safety.

Posted on Dec 31, 2013

Ad

6 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad
  • 351 Answers

SOURCE: asko t761 dryer drum will not start rotating and belt is not broken

check the motor cap or belt on the pulley correctly

Posted on Aug 27, 2008

larryyb
  • 291 Answers

SOURCE: dryer drum won;t turn

you have a bad motor / sorry to tell you but thats what your looking at / larryyb

Posted on Dec 05, 2008

MNTECH
  • 1543 Answers

SOURCE: Dryer thumps when running, clothes get stuck...

It always helps if you list the brand and model number in your post. I would look at the seam on the drum to see if the weld has cracked. (right at the front and / or rear of the seam.)

Posted on Jun 10, 2009

  • 82 Answers

SOURCE: Hotpoint VTD00 Tumble dryer. Motor runs ok without

The motor is bad and needs replaced. It could be the contacts or the bearings, either way you have to replace the motor.

Posted on Dec 13, 2009

  • 12 Answers

SOURCE: The dryer drum will not turn, even manually with the belt removed

Sounds like something became wedged against the drum. Maybe a bearing?

Posted on Feb 20, 2010

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Tumbler will not rotate


Hi,
I am not a dryer technician but I can troubleshoot and fix almost anything. Open the top and check to make sure the belt around the drum is still there. It should be around the drum near the back. Next remove the back of the dryer and see if the belt is on the tension pulley. If that looks good push the tension pulley to release tension and remove the belt. Try turning the drum by hand to make sure the wheels that it sits on are not bound up. If all that looks good then I would say the motor is bad. Hope this helps. Good luck!

Mar 26, 2014 | Kenmore Dryers

2 Answers

Hello there, I have a Kenmore "Elite" Dryer, 592-895070. Less than a year old. My wife was drying some cloths and she noticed a couple of sticky stains on the stainless steel drum. I rolled the...


hello av that.... pull the top off and examine the belt that goes around the drum, also check the pulley. There you will find your problem. Joe

May 29, 2011 | Dryers

1 Answer

How install a drive belt on GE Dryer DBVH512EFWW.


Instructions Things You'll Need:
  • Phillips screwdriver
  1. Unplug the dryer and open the dryer door.

  2. Unscrew the screws under the top lip, where the dryer's door closes, with your screwdriver. Once these screws are removed, lift the top off of the dryer. On older models, the entire top will hinge upward out of the way, and on models made after 1997, half the top will pull off.

  3. Remove the screws on the inside-top corners of the front panel so the front panel of the dryer can be removed and set aside. On models made before 1997, the front panel should be carefully set to the right side; on newer models, the panel should be set to the left side of the machine. Be careful not to damage the door-control wires.

  4. Locate two screws approximately 6 inches off the floor on each side and remove them, allowing you to push the sides of the dryer slightly apart so the drum can be removed. Pull the drum slightly toward you and reach around to remove the dryer belt from the motor pulley. If the belt is broken, this step should not be necessary. Once the belt has been removed from the motor pulley, the drum should pull up slightly and out of the dryer toward you.

  5. Remove the old dryer belt and put the new one in place, with the ribs of the belt facing the drum. The slack part of the belt should be placed near the motor. Reverse the previous directions to replace the drum, replace the screws that hold the sides in place, replace the front and replace the top.

  6. Pull the dryer out from the wall and remove the four screws holding in the panel near the bottom of the back of the dryer. You will see the motor, the drum and the belt you just set in place. Loop the belt around the motor pulley and the idler pulley, and turn the drum by hand to make sure that the belt is straight and will stay in place. Screw the panel back on and push the dryer back into place against the wall.

Sep 22, 2010 | GE Dryers

1 Answer

How do i replace the motor belts on GE Dryer model DPSR475E0WW? The squeeking is unbearable.


Instructions Things You'll Need:
  • Phillips screwdriver
  1. Step 1 Unplug the dryer and open the dryer door.
  2. Step 2 Unscrew the screws under the top lip, where the dryer's door closes, with your screwdriver. Once these screws are removed, lift the top off of the dryer. On older models, the entire top will hinge upward out of the way, and on models made after 1997, half the top will pull off.
  3. Step 3 Remove the screws on the inside-top corners of the front panel so the front panel of the dryer can be removed and set aside. On models made before 1997, the front panel should be carefully set to the right side; on newer models, the panel should be set to the left side of the machine. Be careful not to damage the door-control wires.
  4. Step 4 Locate two screws approximately 6 inches off the floor on each side and remove them, allowing you to push the sides of the dryer slightly apart so the drum can be removed. Pull the drum slightly toward you and reach around to remove the dryer belt from the motor pulley. If the belt is broken, this step should not be necessary. Once the belt has been removed from the motor pulley, the drum should pull up slightly and out of the dryer toward you.
  5. Step 5 Remove the old dryer belt and put the new one in place, with the ribs of the belt facing the drum. The slack part of the belt should be placed near the motor. Reverse the previous directions to replace the drum, replace the screws that hold the sides in place, replace the front and replace the top.
  6. Step 6 Pull the dryer out from the wall and remove the four screws holding in the panel near the bottom of the back of the dryer. You will see the motor, the drum and the belt you just set in place. Loop the belt around the motor pulley and the idler pulley, and turn the drum by hand to make sure that the belt is straight and will stay in place. Screw the panel back on and push the dryer back into place against the wall.

May 15, 2010 | Dryers

2 Answers

The machine appears by the sound of it to be only turning at half its normal speed clothes take longer to dry


You could have something inside the dryer dragging on the dryer drum. You can unplug the dryer and lift the top *(your dryer lid is held on by spring clips just push up on the front edge and it should pop open, tilting up and back) Look around for anything in the area of the drum that doesnt belong there...a sock...a pair of shorts...dryer lint...you get the idea.

If you dont see anything you may have a drum roller going bad. That will take a bit of dexterity to check out but you should be able to see if one of the roller looks like it isnt turning. Give the drum a turn by hand and see if a roller is hung up.

Good luck and be careful.

Mar 01, 2010 | Dryers

1 Answer

Heating works but drum doesnt turn.


Try turning drum, or remove top from dryer to confirm if belt has gone. When turning drum there should be some resistance as the belt fits around the drum

Feb 18, 2010 | Whirlpool LER4634J Electric Dryer

1 Answer

Dryer drum won't turn. It has power, the door is shut tight


The belt can be replaced as follows.
1 remove top and front of dryer shell
2 belt goes around drum around motor pully then under tentioner wheel
3 replace front and top of dryer
(top pops off use a slotted screw driver)
Thanx for using Fixya Please take your time to rate me

Jun 14, 2009 | Amana NED7200TW Electric Dryer

1 Answer

Dryer wont tumble


The belt is acessable from the front of the dryer you can remove it by popping the top up then taking off the front of the dryer off the drum will come out now place the belt around the drum and put back in now the belt goes around the drum the motor pulley and under the tentioner pulley replace front and top and you are good to go thank you

Please rate me

Apr 19, 2009 | Zanussi TC180W Electric Portable Dryer

1 Answer

Asko T720 clothes dryer - thumping noise like the drum is damaged and shakes when going.


hi
The drum of the dryer is usually turned by a motor-and-belt assembly. There are two very clear signs that the belt is malfunctioning: You can easily spin the drum by hand when the dryer is off, or you hear a heavy thumping sound coming from the drum when the dryer is running. Here's how to test and replace the drum belt:

Step 1: Locate the belt by removing the back or front service panel. Depending on the type of dryer you own, you may have to prop up the drum to keep it from sagging. Don't let the drum hang; the bolts that hold it in the cabinet could be damaged. Don't remove any more parts than necessary.

Step 2: Identify the belt. The old belt may be threaded around the idler pulley and motor drive shaft. Draw a diagram showing how the pulley is installed so you'll be able to replace it properly. If the old belt is worn or frayed, but not broken, leave it around the drum as a pattern for positioning the new belt; cut the old belt and remove it when the new belt is in position.

Step 3: Remove the old belt from the pulleys and stretch the replacement belt into place. The new belt must extend around the dryer drum and the pulleys. The trick is to align the belt on the drum with the pulleys -- the ribs on the new belt go against the drum.

Step 4: Once the belt is aligned, turn the drum by hand, if possible, to make sure the belt is tracking. You may have to reassemble part of the cabinet to do this.

Sep 13, 2008 | Asko Dryers

1 Answer

Replacing Belt on Jenn Air CLothes dryer


1. Disconnect power
2.Use Putty knife and push in to release two spring catches between top and front panel about 3 inches from either side. Top then lifts up. Undo two hex screws on either side of side panels close to top. Front panel then tilts forward. Un-clip door switch and wiring harness before lifting off front panel. If belt is broken, drum should lift off by slowly raising front of drum to disengage wheels at rear of drum.
3. clean accumulated lint from inside fan housing and duct work on front panel as well as from total inside of dryer base before placing new belt around drum, smooth side up before carefully replacing drum in place to engage two wheels at rear of drum.
4. reaching left hand under drum, raise spring loaded idler arm and place ribbed side of belt around pulley on end of motor with right hand before releasing idler arm to provide tension on belt.
5. Place front panel on bottom clips and reengage door switch wiring harness before reattaching hex screws at top of side panels.
6. drop top pannel of unit in place to reengage spring clips before reconnecting power

Dec 24, 2007 | Dryers

Not finding what you are looking for?
Dryers Logo

Related Topics:

35 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Dryers Experts

Dan Webster
Dan Webster

Level 3 Expert

8220 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

76109 Answers

Brad Brown

Level 3 Expert

15633 Answers

Are you a Dryer Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...