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Re: Dryer drum won't turn. It has power, the door is...
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
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If you can hear the motor running when you turn the dryer on but the drum does not turn, it may be that the belt has broken or the idler has come loose. You don't mention the make and model of dryer but most are driven by a long belt that goes from the motor at the bottom of the dryer over the drum. It is held tight by an idler pulley. Google "drum will not turn" along with your make and model so find out how to gain access to the underside of the dryer to make sure the belt is intact.
Does the drum spin when you shut the door and start the dryer if so it wouldn't be a bad door switch. 1st. thing I would check would be the igniter with front kick panel off dryer it's located at the bottom right hand outer side of drum in the burner duct. here's how you check it with door shut start dryer and look for a orange glow from the igniter if no glow it's a bad igniter if it's not the igniter it could be a thermostat or a flame switch check these things if need more help I'll be glad to help.
First the dryer vent should never go out of the roof thats just asking for trouble. The dryer has to work harder to get the air out. any lint that would be in the vent when the dryer shuts off just comes back down instead of being blow outside. there is probably a buildup of lint around the exit pipe on the roof. As far as your problem either you have a bad motor or there is something stuck in your blower wheel. the best way to check this is to reach inside your dryer and try to turn the drum. If your drum spins freely then hold the door switch and push the start button keep holding the door switch the dryer will be buzzing now turn the drum if it starts to go after you push the drum then you have a bad motor. If the drum does not spin freely then you probably have something stuck in your blower wheel
it could be the extra weight on the motor and the motor is bad,try this,open the door,push the door switch in with one hand and spin the drum with the other hand and have someone push the start button,if it runs and most of the time it does because you're helping it along you need a new motor.one more thing,if the filter is in front,remove the duct that the lint filter slides into and spin the drum,if the blower wheel moves with the drum you have a bad motor,if it doesn't you have something stuck in the blower wheel and it jams up the motor because it's attached to the motor shaft.
Make sure the drum belt is positioned properly. You may have disturbed it when you removed the front door panel. It should be a tight fit on the drum. You should see the wear pattern
on the drum where the belt was. Check the condition of the belt and make sure it's not cracked or stretched and slipping. Did you disconnect any wires when you opened it? Double check that you didn't rehook the wires wrong and make sure the door sensor switch is in proper position. Hope that helps.
try and turn the drum by hand at the same time you are trying to start the dryer if it runs then you have a problem with you motor it may be dirty with lint and needs to be cleaned or the start windings have gone bad and needs to be replaced
Further dissassembly is required. You'll want to do this anyway to inspect the heating elements. Some of what I say my not apply to your model (because you did not list a model number). 1. Disconnect power to dryer. 2. open door and remove screws going up into the dryer top. (two or four) Usually these are phillips screws, but you may find tri-wing phillips or T-15 torx. 3. swing top back, allowing access to remove the two screws holding the front panel to the side panels. (near the top) 5/16 hex or twin drive (phillips / #2 robertson square drive) 4. tilt front panel forward, lift off and swing to the side. You don't have to remove the door switch wires if you don't want to. 5. Pull drum forward a few inches. (it's a tight fit to get it past the dryer sides) 6. release dryer drive belt. 7. Finish removing the drum.
8. inspect coil heating elements. If one or both have a break in them, you can replace just the coils, you don't have to get the entire big metal part that holds them. 8. Clean and reassemble. (check the teflon rear drum sleeve bearing and the front drum support slides. now's the easiest time to replace them if needed.) 9. put the drum back in, then the belt back on by reaching your thin arms way back to the belt tensioning pulley. The grooved side of the belt touches the drum and goes down directly to the motor drive pulley on the left, then around the tensioning pulley. 10. Put front back on dryer. 11. turn drum by hand several revolutions to make sure the belt is not twisted or comes off. 11. Finish reassemble, connect power and test. You're done !