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My druer is heating but the drum wont spin

My dryer is heating but the drum wont spin

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Either the motor is defective or the drum belt is broken or off the pulleys, if you can't hear the motor start and run w/o belt attached and it just buzzes the motor start cap could be bad

Posted on Oct 03, 2009

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