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Dryer won't spin

I have a problem with my dryer, the drum won't spin but there is heat coming from the element. I have tried taking the load of washing out but it still won't spin. I can't find a reset switch either. The dryer is only 5 months old but the online store where I bought it don't want to acknowledge responsibility. Any help will be appreciated thanks.

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  • DAiello703 Dec 07, 2008

    I have an old )15 years or more) Kenmore heavy duty gas dryer, front loading. Model No. 87581800. I had it repaired a year ago and believe belts and things were replaced.

    Now when I press on the Start button the drum will not turn. There is only a buzzing sound.


  • Cobra8 May 07, 2009

    I have the same problem and the model number is kenmore 78702895. Your help and any suggestion is greatly appreciated.

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This may be a simple broken belt problem. The dryer utilizes a belt that wraps around the drum and is driven by a motor. If the belt breaks, the dryer heating circuits will still finction normally, but the drum will not rotate. It would be helpful if you could provide me with a model number (located somewhere around the door opening, or along the back of the operator console). If it IS a belt problem, this is a fairly inexpensive fix. If the motor, however, has gone bad, it may be considerably more. Please post back with your comments. I hope this helps you.

Posted on Jan 17, 2008

  • carolineturn Oct 21, 2010

    can it be fix on your own without paying some 1 to do it

  • terri bee Jul 11, 2012

    I have the same problem. Is there a site to tell me step by step?

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