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Dryer hums but won't tumble. I can manually turn

Dryer hums but won't tumble. I can manually turn the tumbler inside though. Kenmore 80 series

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Most likely motor will need to be replaced if you do repair try to remove blower wheel first you will need a 1/2" rachet and a 7/8 for the motor to hold motor in place you may need to replace also they will lock together some times

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Belt Dryers have a drive belt that turns the clothes drum. If the belt breaks, the drum stops rotating. Then you need to replace the belt, and often the idler pulley, because the pulley tends to wear out at the same time.

Click here for a belt installation diagram.

Motor If the dryer motor only hums when you press the Start button, the motor may be burned out. Here's how to test the dryer motor:

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  • Check for obstructions in the blower fan housing.


  • Manually rotate the shaft of the motor.


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