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The dryer is plugged in and blows really hot but the drum does not turn- any idea where to start

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The dryer has a belt that goes around the drum and is driven by a motor in the bottom of the mach. Open the back or lay it down on a bucket on the front and look for the belt to be off or broken.

Posted on Feb 04, 2010

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You have a broken or a belt that came off the drum of your dryer. The very front panel of your dryer will need to come off. Then you will see the drum as well. A belt tensioner keeps the belt tight also. If you had a sqeek the past few days the bearing for the tensioner makes that noise upon wearing out causing the belt to come off. If the belt is broken it may need a new tensioner as well. I would replace both items if 5 years old or more

Posted on Feb 04, 2010

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