The drum in my dryer does not move on it's own. it well move only with strength when pushed. it does heat up. i also have no idea on how to lubricate anything when the drum is in the way. the belt seems to be fine on top of the drum.
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Re: drum does not move
Dryer...there is no way to lubricate anything...all bearings are sealed. Get in there and look around. Turn off the gas and remove the line of you can't get access... and disconnect the power. Remove the back. Chances are you'll find that the motor, drum or belt is somehow jammed. Make sure any fan is turning freely with the belt off. It is possible that the timer is bad. This would keep the motor from receiving power. To test...remove the motor belt and turn the unit on.
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Stuck drum or failing motor. Try turning the drum by hand. It should move fairly effortless in one of the directions. If it does - the problem is in the motor. If it does not rotate - check if something is stuck between the drum and rear or front panel. Good luck Motor part number is 31001589. Replacing it is fairly hard for untrained.
So,. basically your drum doesnt turn. SO your getting heat still even though the drum isnt turning. Is this right? Sounds strange??? Do you hear any humming noise when you push the start button? I need to know a little more about the problem because im kinda confused as how you decribed the problem. Iv never seen a dryer heat but the drum not spinning. especially your model dryer. Its electric heat right? because if the drum doesnt spin, maybe your motor is bad. and if your motor is bad, then your heating element wont heat up because the centrifical switch in the motor is not switching to complete the circuit to the heating element. So this is why im confused when you said" Dryer heats when knob turned but when "push button" pressed, drum doesnt run." Because your belt wraps around the motor pully and the motor is what makes the drum turn. Like i said, i never seen this model dryer heat with out the motor operating. So if you can give me some more info, ill do my best to help you out....Thanks!!!!
The belt is acessable from the front of the dryer you can remove it by popping the top up then taking off the front of the dryer off the drum will come out now place the belt around the drum and put back in now the belt goes around the drum the motor pulley and under the tentioner pulley replace front and top and you are good to go thank you