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My dryer still heats, but the drum doesn't move. Is this going to be a costly repair, the dryer is about 20 years old and this is the first problem I'm ever had with it.

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If you got 20 years out of your unit I would definitely keep it! You need a new drum belt. You can get it at . They also have videos which show how to install the part. Let me know if you need more help. Thanks for using FixYa and for the generous rating.


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