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Try turning the drum by hand with the unit turned off. If it seems fairly easy to turn, then check the motor to see if it has a capacitor (about 2 to 3 inches long and 1 inch in diameter with two connections).This capacitor is used by the motor for starting. Replace the capacitor. If the drum is very hard to turn, something may be jamming the drum or the motor bearings may be frozen (new motor). Hope this helps.

Posted on Sep 26, 2009


Did you pull it out, remove back cover or top cover to check for a broken belt ? Tip it up and look under it around the drum

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SOURCE: Motor runs, but no spin on Kenmore front load dryer

more than likely your belt has come off there is a panel in back remove it and look inside now the wheel that keeps the belt tight has a habit of coming off if some yahoo didn't put it on right find it and look for two slots in the floor of the drier it slips into put it in the slots and pull it down then put the belt on top of it should fix the problem

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