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Whirlpool dryer tub not moving, motor sounds like it is running. Have top and back off. The narrow blt around the middle of the outside tub has slack in it. Do not know how to access motor. Need help

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Sounds like you have a broken belt, or the belt may have slipped off the motor pulley, or idler arm pulley.
If your machine is a front loader, then if you remove the front of the machine this will expose the drum and belt. You can then remove the drum and this will expose the drum rollers, motor, and idler arm with pulley.
While you got the machine apart, go ahead and check you drum rollers to make sure they are in good condition. Also lubricate the shaft of the drum rollers with a good grade of machine oil such as 3 in one Oil, this will save you some problems later.
I hope this helps

Posted on Oct 03, 2009

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My dryer heat but tub want turn i open the back and the belt was laying on the floor on the rt. side i would like to know if i would be able to replace it or not.


Hi again, Your parts can be found here:
http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/part-model/Kenmore-Parts/Dryer-Parts/Model-11086880800/0582/0151200?searchedModel=86880800&blt=11

The belt is item 30 of this page:
http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/part-model/Kenmore-Parts/Dryer-Parts/Model-11086880800/0582/0151200/00041279/00002?blt=06&prst=&shdMod=

The manual that will help you is here:
https://secured.whirlpool.com/Service/SrvTechAdm.nsf/2cd44500d572193285256a45004fd9d6/4829abde74a34d7f85256ab000620794/$FILE/4322260.pdf

Removal of the top is on page 19 / 14 printed of the pdf file
Removal of the toe panel is on page 20 / 15 printed if the pdf file
Removal of the front panel in on page 24 / 19 printed of the pdf file

The belt is installed with the ribs against the drom and the udler pulley / motor routing for the belt can be found here:
http://www.repairclinic.com/Dryer-Belt-Diagrams#DiagramH

Once you have the drum loose inspect the rear bottom drum rollers and idle pulley for any signs of wear. Flat spots or hard to turn = replace.

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