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Kenmore Series 80 Gas Dryer Drum does not turn. Can hear moter running. Check belt and was in good condition and on motor pulley.

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Re: dryer drum does not turn

How about the idler pully that keeps the belt tight did you see it in there has to be there look if its is ther try to turn the drum by hand a foregin object could be jaming the tub im here to help get back and let me know

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