Question about Washing Machines
Hello Gerard, Typically the reason for no roation of the Dryer drum is due to a broken drive belt.
If you pop the top off the dryer, you will be able to see if the belt is still intact and hasn't been broken.
To remove the top of the dryer, simply use a small thin metal or plastic putty knive and about two inches in from the sides, slip it in between the top edge and the base cabinet to depress the retaining clips that hols the top onto the cabinet.
Do this on both sides and you'll be able to lift the top up and see the belt going around the drum. Make sure you unplug the dryer from the wall outlet first, to prevent accidentially starting the dryer when you lift the top (no sense getting your fingers jammed should the start button get engaged, etc.)
If you can remove or easily move the belt, then it will need to be replaced. You can go to www.searspartsdirect.com and enter in the full model number of your dryer and get exploded view drawings and parts lists for your particular model.
To replace the belt, you'll have to remove the back access panel and thread the belt up and around the drum, removing the front door panel (I find that loosening it is usually enough) so you can slip the belt onto the dryer drum.
Then you just need to get te belt onto the motor pulley and put everything back together and you'll be all set with a working dryer again.
Hope you find this Very Helpful and best regards!
Posted on Dec 10, 2009
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