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The dryer is not spinning. Heat is coming out and the light is on when I open the door. I lifted the top of the dryer open and the belt is not broken. What could be the problem? Is it something I can fix?

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  • dazzo690148 Oct 06, 2009

    It is a whirlpool dryer
    model # LER7646EQ1
    serial # MH1116156

    Do you have a diagram of the innards of a dryer so I can check the areas you are referring to. I have the back of the dryer open and the top up. I'm going to check out what I can now and I'll be back to see if you had a chance to respond.

    Many thanks.



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Without a model number, or even a brand name, the advice has to be very general:
Check the drum supports to make sure they are not worn, causing the drum to drag on the felt seals, and check the motor to make sure the mounting is secure, and not allowing the belt to slip. Make sure belt is not in a groove in the drum, which would in effect cause the belt to be looser than it should, and check the belt tensioning pully to make sure the belt has not come off the pulley and is on the shaft, or that the pulley's center is not worn out. (also causing more slack in the belt, and thus slippage)

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