Question about Dryers
Most likely the belt is either off, or broken if the blower still blows. (usually one motor drives everything). If you get the new belt over the drum make sure its close to the same spot as the old one to stay aligned somewhat. Now you have the belt on and just need to thread it under the tensioner wheel.( it is going to seem too long, but you have to fold it into a loop and go through the frame from under it and then over the power pulley. P.S make sure it doesnt jump off when you first start it by gently cycling it by hand several rotations to make sure the belt is seated properly.Hope this helps!
Posted on Jul 21, 2009
See if belt is off or broken otherwise it would be the motor.
Posted on Feb 20, 2008
ok you need to change the belt take model number off machine go to appliance shop get replacement belt open front of dryer belt goes around drum around pulley on motor then under tentioner pulley thank you for useing fixya please rate me
Posted on Feb 20, 2009
You need to check the motor isn't bad which is possible. All of what you have stated is possible. You are going to have to check out each and every one until you find it. But all three can cause it.
Posted on Apr 18, 2009
ALWAYS UNPLUG YOUR DRYER BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO DO ANY WORK ON IT.
Sounds like your problem may be a broken belt, or the belt may have slipped off of the motor pulley, or idler arm pulley or a faulty motor.
If you have to check/replace/repair your drum motor,drum seals,belt,rollers, etc.
If replacing drum seals be sure to use a good grade of weather proof cement to hold the seal/s in place.
Note: This method works for most front loading machines.
Remove the electrical console that holds the timer switch, start switch, etc. from the top of the dryer. Be real careful not to knock any of the wires off of the timer switch or other electrical connections.
Remove the lint filter and the screws that hold the filter housing.
Then remove the top of the dryer.
Note: Some of the tops tilt backwards and do not have to be removed completly.
Remove the front of the machine, this will expose the belt and drum, remove the drum and belt and this will expose the drum rollers, idler arm bracket with pulley, and motor with pulley. Pay attention to the route of the belt, this will come in handy when you go to reinstall the belt and drum.
Sometimes the belt will slip off of the idler arm or motor causing the drum not to turn.
While you have the drum out, I would recommend that you lubricate the drum rollers at the shaft of the roller with a good grade of machine oil like 3 in One oil. This will save you a problem later with the rollers getting noisy, also check your drum rollers for flat spots, if they have flat spots on them this will cause a noise like a thumping type noise. You will need to replace the drum rollers if they have flat spots on them.
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Posted on Oct 05, 2010
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