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Whirlpool dryer stopped in mid cycle, didn't smell anything, it just stopped. opened and closed the door and tried the start button again and it still wouldn't turn on

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Sounds like your problem may be a broken belt.
If you have to replace your drum belt and if you have a front loading machine.
First you will need to unplug your dryer from the electric.
Remove the front of the machine, this will expose the belt and drum, remove the drum and belt and this will expose the drum rollers, idler arm bracket with pulley, and motor with pulley.
While you have the drum out, I would also recommend that you lubricate the drum rollers at the shaft of the roller with a good grade of machine oil like 3 in One oil. This will save you problem later with the rollers getting noisy, also check your drum rollers for flat spots, if they have flat spots on them this will cause a noise like a thumping type noise. You will need to replace the drum rollers if they have flat spots on them.
If the problem is not a broken belt then you have to motor exposed to do further testing, if the motor is ok, then check the start switch and the timer switch
Good luck,
I hope this helps

Posted on Oct 08, 2009

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