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My dryer heats up but does not tumble. I replaced

My dryer heats up but does not tumble. I replaced the belt and it worked for about a week. It was making a noise that sounded like shaking a salt shaker hard for the entire time it tumbled just before it stoped working. It will still heat up when on but does not tumble.

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ALWAYS UNPLUG YOUR DRYER BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO DO ANY WORK ON IT.
Sounds like your problem may be the belt may have slipped off of the motor pulley, or idler arm pulley.
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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.
I will include these two websites for parts and further help:
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Both also have chat assistance 24/7.
Good luck,
I hope this helps
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