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Does not spin/tumble

Our 86870100 model Kenmore Clothes Dryer does not spin...It turns on and throws heat, but the tumbler does not tumble...I doubt I am using the right words, but I hope you know what I mean. Please help me out!! How did you 'take it to bits'? Our dryer won't spin the drum anymore and I cannot figure out how to get to the motor compartment without cutting through the side panel on the right.

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  • Samuel Charles Spriggs May 11, 2010

    I can't find this model on-line. Are the controls on the top back?



    Is there a seam around the top where it sits on the cabinet?

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Sounds like a broken belt.remove two screws at lint filter .pry top up at front and lid should lift and hinge back.should see belt or mark on center of drum.remove two screws holding front panel from inside cabinet.lift the front panel off two clips on front of unit belt probably laying in bottom.change idler pulley too.hope this helps please rate my solution:)

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IT IS POSSIBLE THAT YOUR DRUM SUPPORT & BEARINGS HAVE GONE, WAS IT SQUEEKING & HAS DRUM DROPPED SLIGHTLY??
IF SO ID SAY THAT IT IS THIS MINE WENT WRONG A FEW MONTHS AGO, SO I TOOK IT TO BITS & IT WAS THE ABOVE PROBLEM, JUST AN IDEA OR YOUR MOTOR HAS PACKED UP, OR YOUR DRUM BELT HAS SNAPPED..

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