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The first thing to try is opening the door and turning the drum by hand to see if it turns freely, you may have something lodged in the front or back seal areas wedging drum. This is unlikely but easy to do without taking apart dryer.

Some have a glide tightener instead of a roller assembly tightener which are two styles of belt tighteners used. Glide type should be replaced by the roller type and a new belt.(glide type tends to cause belt stretching)

These are things to look for assuming motor is running and belt did not just jump off, which is rare, need to disassemble by lifting top and removing front to work on, with unplugged. There are sharp edges on inside of dryer, so watch out for sheet metal edges.

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The only Kenmore dryer that has a broken belt switch is the 4 wheel drive model. Here is a video which shows how to get into this dryer and replace the belt:

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What you are describing usually means that the drum belt on your dryer is probably broken
There is a simple way to test for this.
1 remove the clothes from the dryer.
2 while the machine is off put your hand inside the empty drum and turn it. If it is easy to turn, the belt is broken. If it is difficult to turn, the belt is good.
Almost all of the time, it is a broken belt.
The link below has the full procedure for changing the belt.
http://www.fixya.com/support/t6322596-get
Hope this helps,
Best Regards,
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Hi,
Dryers have a belt that turns the drum, I think dryer belt being broken or slipping badly, burn out motor, or worn support parts.
---Dryer have a belt that rotate the drum, If the belt worn out or broken, it can not move the drum then you just need to replace it. ---You can check motor by hearing buzzing sound, if the belt has the problem. If you do not hear any sound from the motor then you may have to replace it. ---Try to move drum manually (by hand), if it is hard to turn then problem with the idler pulley, glides, or drum rollers.
I hope this will solve you problem

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motor running but drum not turning, good chance drum drive belt is broken or has jumped off drive pully.

UNPLUG POWER CORD TO DRYER.
open dryer and look for broken belt, if belt is broken use modle number from dryer to purchas the correct belt for dryer install belt and reasmbele dryer. reconect power and test dryer.

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