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Dryer appears broken, heard LOUD sound from other room (broken belt?)

Had a really heavy load of wet clothes put in dryer, after some time running, we heard a loud noise while we were watching tv. Later checked on the clothes and they were still wet. Dryer panel lights up and when you push start it makes a sound like a electronic click to turn on, but doesn't do anything.
I know nothing about dryers, could we have busted a belt or something?

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  • cbushsbush Apr 15, 2008

    Problem Solved!, I am so proud of myself. I started taking off all the screws in back and removed the top and saw the little tiny thin belt that turns the drum. I pictured it to be much bigger; no wonder it snapped. I bought a replacement one for $18+ and got a copy of the diagram of all the internal pieces. I only had to problems. Diagrams don't show you how to do anything, so I wasn't sure how to get the belt around the drum. Turns out the silver piece on the back of the drum covers a big hole (where heat comes in?) and if you pull that back you can get the belt inside the drum. Once you do that, you can fish it past the edge of the drum and then just rotate the drum until you get it around the whole thing. At first I thought the belt was too big, because I wasn't sure how to configure it around the spring wheel and the spindle thing on the motor. It finally dawned on me how to put it in place (can't draw diagram here) and whola, back in business.
    There's no greater feeling than being able to fix something stupid you did for under $20.

  • Anonymous Dec 23, 2008

    I had the same problem, except I thought there was even more wrong with the dryer. When I tried starting it, the dryer just clicked and would not start. After tearing the dryer apart I noticed the belt lying there broken. After looking at the service tech manual which was kept inside the dryer compartment, I realized there was a switch which only activated when the belt was putting pressure on the pulley. Now all I need to is find a new belt and install it, and maybe not fill the dryer too full so as not to break the belt

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