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Hello I have a Kenmore clothes dryer (80 series) and it having a problem,the motor is working and the heat is coming in the dryer but the part where the clothes go to get dry is not turning ,what could be the problem ? and what can I do to fix this problem? I would be very grateful for your help ,I cannot afford to buy a new one at this time so I would like to fix this one with your help of course ,thank you so much.and have a great day.

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    Lisa Weezer Sep 16, 2009

    " Thanks. I opened the dryer and the belt was at the bottom. I can't tell were it goes on the drum. There is no wear marks. To guide me. Lisa "

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Sounds as though the drive belt is broken or loose,check the pulley on the motor.Feel the belt if it's just loose you might be able to tighten it otherwise you will probably need to replace it.Regards Bigfoot57.

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Hi, Sounds like the belt has broke. These instructions fit most models. If they do not apply to you dryer model, please get me you model # and I can give you exact instructions. UNPLUG the dryer. This model you need to remove the two screws under the lint screen. Now use a flat blade screw drive and insert it in the gap between the top and the front panel and pry the top up. Now locate and remove the screws on the inside of the front panel in upper corners. The front should lift off.
There should be instructions that came with the belt. I will try and explain how this goes on. The idler pulley fits in a slot right in front of the motor. Put the belt over the drum with ribs touching drum. Now, thread the belt through the idler pulley wheel and bracket and set the belt on the motor pulley. The ribs should rest in the grooves on the motor pulley.
I hope this helps you. If I can assist you further, please let me know. Please rate me performance so that others as well as myself will know how I am doing.

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Testimonial: "Thanks. I opened the dryer and the belt was at the bottom. I can't tell were it goes on the drum. There is no wear marks. To guide me. Lisa"

  • Victor
    Victor Sep 18, 2009

    Hi,

    I am sorry this comment is delayed. If you have not yet got the belt lined up, the belt will line up toward the rear of the drum approximately 6" from the back.

    I hope this helps you.



    Vic

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