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Belt is broken

Posted on Feb 06, 2010

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SOURCE: dryer doesn;t spin

Sounds like the belt has broken. The terrible noise was probably the belt slipping until it gained traction.

Posted on May 19, 2009

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SOURCE: dryer drum will not spin. motor hums when button

either the belt is broken that turns the motor or thr idler tension pulley is bad, if it were a motor problem the breaker most likely will trip

Posted on Nov 01, 2009

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SOURCE: When Turned on, drum will not spin?

if the motor is running,your belt is the problem.if all you hear is a slight humming noise,you may have a bad motor,or something caught in blower. if the drum turns easily by hand,its probably the belt

Posted on Mar 06, 2010

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SOURCE: When i tried to turn

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Those symptons (humming/buzzing ¬ starting) are 99 out of a 100 times a sign of a motor that has locked up.

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Posted on Aug 07, 2011

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SOURCE: Drum doesn't turn..Motor sounds fine

replace the belt and idler pulley as a set sold at any Sears store

Posted on Aug 14, 2011

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