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Whirlpool Clothes Dryer AWZ 121

My old dryer won't tumble. It WAS tumbling but just stopped suddenly. It cooled down & tumbled a few more times, so I think the belt is ok. It makes the noise you hear between the drum reversing directions. It just doesn't tumble. In the past 6 months, I've replaced the thermostat & element. I'm on the verge of buying another dryer.....but...Thanks for your help. Suzy

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It sounds like it is the belt. When the dryer heats up the belt expands a little and when it gets wore out, the tensioner doesn't have enough spring to keep it tight. It might work a little when it's cold before the belt expands.
This belt should work for your dryer but verify the length.
http://www.amazon.com/Whirlpool-341241-Dryer-Drum-Belt/dp/B00DM8J15C/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1395071968&sr=8-2-fkmr0&keywords=whirlpool+awz121+belt

Here is a helpful Youtube video on how to do the repair.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GzYmoS9brMY

Here is a link to the Service Manual
http://elektrotanya.com/whirlpool_awz121.pdf/download.html

The bottom of this link shows some typical ways a belt runs past a tension wheel and links for your dryer. If you replace yours I would recommend taking a couple pictures before removing the old one so you can refer to them when installing the new one.
http://www.repairclinic.com/Dryer-Belt-Diagrams

Posted on Mar 17, 2014

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Sounds like the wheel at the back of drum where belt goes has come loose should be allan key screw/nut to tighten up again.

Hopefully that is the end of your worries.

 

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is the blower working and is lint chute cleaned out in the back of dryer?

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