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A couple of possibilities:

There is a belt that goes around the dryer drum. It may have broken or slipped out of place. If you remove the top of the dryer (usually pretty easy), you will probably see the belt going around the middle of the drum. (If not, maybe it broke.) It is loose? If so, it probably slipped off the motor or is broken (as you may find if you pull on it). If all this seems ok, you need to remove the front of the dryer. That's usually a little more complicated, but not too bad. Now you'll probably see the motor. On mine, it is on the lower right. Does the belt go around the motor pulley and the drum and is tight? If so, maybe the motor is broken.

At this point you need to know if the motor works, but that may not be really easy because opening the door usually breaks an interlock switch that stops the motor from turning. But if you are careful, especially with electricity, you may be able to bypass enough things to see if the motor turns. Alternatively, note the exact position that the motor pulley is in (mark it if necessary). Then reassemble the dryer, try to run the motor, and then open it again. Did the mark move?

At this point, you probably have enough information to see what needs to be fixed or replaced. One additional problem I had was that the motor pulley was slipping on its shaft. If a plastic/nylon part has broken, you may need to replace it. Of course, if the motor isn't turning, make sure that nothing is jamming it somehow (like a stray sock tightly caught in the belt). Hope this helps.

Posted on Jun 21, 2009

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SOURCE: Drum doesn't turn..Motor sounds fine

replace the belt and idler pulley as a set sold at any Sears store

Posted on Aug 14, 2011

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