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Whirlpool Electric Dryer, model LER7648KQ1. The

This problem was asked earlier tonight and answered by jsrock516 and now I have more info. Whirlpool Electric Dryer, model LER7648KQ1. The heating element comes on but the drum does not turn. I hear what sounds like a motor or a fan. Looking into the unit from the back, I can see the belt and it is tight on the drum. If I turn the drum by hand, I can see that the belt turns with it. I am not sure whether what I hear is the motor or the fan/blower. I can see air (dust) being blown around in the back of the machine so it appears that the blower is working. I don’t know if the motor drives both the drum and the blower, or if the blower has its own motor and the motor that drives the drum is not working. I have a Whirlpool electric dryer, model LER7648KQ1.

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Check your previous post. I left additional info for you.

Posted on Sep 11, 2009

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    Jeff Rockwell Sep 11, 2009

    Just in case you can't find your previous post, here's the comments I left for you:




    Sep 11, 2009- That doesn't make sense to me. The drive motor drives the drum and the blower fan assembly at the same time. If you have air pushing out the back of the dryer, then the drive motor is running. The only things I can think of that will cause the drum not to turn with the motor working is:

    1. If belt pulley on the drive motor shaft is broken and is slipping while the motor is turning.

    2. If the idler pulley came loose and loosened the belt tension on the drum allowing it to slip (but you said the belt was tight).

    3. Something caught along the front or back of the drum in the seal causing it to snag, which would cause the belt to slip as it turned (but you said the drum turns by hand).

    I'm beginning to think the belt slipped off and may be snagged on something giving the impression that it is still tight.

    Have you opened the dryer to get a full view under the drum?

    If not, you will need to open the dryer and remove the front panel. Just follow these steps:

    1. Unplug the dryer before servicing.
    2. Remove the lint screen on the top of the dryer and locate the two screws under it.
    3. Remove the two screws and the the top panel will lift up.
    4. Disconnect the door switch connector plug and the ground wire (if installed). You may have to use a small flat blade screwdriver to unlock the tabs on the connector.
    5. Locate the two mounting screws that hold the front panel to the two side panels. There should be one on each side of the dryer. Place your body against the front panel to keep the door closed and to support as you remove the screws.
    6. With the front panel screws removed, grasp the entire front panel in the top center and lift straight up to remove.

    You should now have full acces to view the dryer interior under the drum. You need to verify if the belt is actually on the drive pulley of the motor and routed through the idler pulley. If the belt has slipped off and needs to be re-installed, follow these steps:

    1. Loop the drive belt around the dryer drum with the groove side facing the drum. (Try to line the belt up with the wear marks already on the drum from the previous belt).

    2. With the tensioner in your left hand, insert the clip end of the idler pulley into the grooves on the dryer bottom casing with the idler wheel pointing to your left. (The grooves are directly in front of the drive motor.)

    3. While holding the tensioner in place, insert the belt UNDER the wheel with your right hand and pull it up and over the drive motor pulley.

    If this does not explain it well enough, you can also verify by going to repairclinic.com. Click on the Repair Help link and look for the "Dryer Belt Diagrams" link under the Special Features section on the next page. Look for Whirlpool and refer to diagram H.

    Once you have the belt installed, re-install the dryer front panel by holding it as you did previously. Line up the holes on the inside bottom edge of the front panel with the small mounting cleats on the front edge of the side panels. This can be done by yourself, but an assist may make it easier. Once you have the front panel in place, lean against it to hold it in place and install the mounting screws.

    NOTE: Don't forget to reconnect the grounding wire and door switch connector plug. Without the door switch connected, the dryer will not run. Lower the top panel back in place and reinstall the two screws.

    NOTE: Placing a piece of duct tape over the dryer vent chute will help safeguard against dropping anything down in the blower fan assembly. If you drop any screws down the chute, you will need to remove the dryer back panel to retrieve them.

    If you still have questions, please let me know. I hope this helps you.

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