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My kenmore, Series 80, model 110-62852101 heats, hums, but the drum does not turn. The drum is not frozen - I can rotate the drum. Reading the posts below, I believe I need to check the belt - but it is not clear to me how to take the front panel off. I have only 2 screws inside the door panel on the top right - no visible screws on the left - is this correct?

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You are correct in thinking its the belt, that is the likely culprit, although it could be the motor, but usually the motor would give some warning before going out...humming, slowing, etc. In order to get the front panel off, you will have to first get the top off. (The top snaps over the front panel).

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