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Heard load pop sound and smelled something burning. Now my dryer starts but drum does not turn and the belt around drum still looks good. what else could be the problem

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it came off the tensioner or it is broke. pull the belt and see if it is not broke. if it is still loose around the drum, then it just came off the tensioner.

look at the manual on how to put back the belt with the tensioner.

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Posted on Sep 16, 2008

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Posted on Nov 16, 2008

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The heat is regulated with a Klixon mounted next to the blower housing near the vent pipe so it can judge the temperature of the air coming out of the drum.Right next to it is a melting type fuse. If the dryer runs and gets too hot the fuse will melt.But the dryer will still run. So if the fuse is good(continuity) and the dryer control(cycle) thermostat is also good then you should have power going to the gas valve assembly when the machine is running unless the timer is in the no heat or wrinkle free/cool down mode. When the gas valve assembly is energized the flame sensor mounted outside the burner chamber detects the heat from the ignitor. When the heat is very intense then the sensor shuts down the ignitor and that frees up the power so that the coils can be fully energised and open the gas gates. The gas comes out and hits the red hot ignitor and you have ignition. It stays on for maybe 2 or 3 minutes or until the control thermostat is satisfied and shuts down power to the gas valve assembly.
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Posted on Dec 15, 2008

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Posted on Mar 25, 2009

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SOURCE: Burning Smell from Belt on Whirlpool Dryer

Hi, You need to check and see if the belt has slipped off of one of the pulleys. Was the idler the wheels style or a glide style?
Make sure the grooves in the belt are facing the drum and they are in the grooves of the motor pulley.
Please let me know if this helps and if I can assist you further.

Vic

Posted on Jun 01, 2009

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