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My dryer stopped spinning and will not start again. I have been hearing a small screw tumbling inside when dryingbut its been like that for some time and never stopped spinning.

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Hello,

It sounds like that screw has finally done its damage and got trapped in the end of the drum the drum would normally have to be removed to free it off.Can you turn the drum by hand if so then it would be advisable to check the drive belt if thats ok then it may be the motor or the capacitor of the motor.

Hope this helped.

Posted on May 12, 2010

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