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Heats but dryer drum won't go around

When I start the dryer it will heat but the drum won't turn.

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Hi,
If the door switch or the door-switch actuator is defective, the dryer won't start and you need to replace the failed component. The switch is inside the dryer main housing near the door frame. Sometimes you need to raise or open the top or front of the dryer to reach the switch. On many dryers, there's a thermal fuse (a heat-sensitive fuse that blows if the dryer overheats) mounted to the exhaust duct inside the back cover panel. The fuse is about an inch long. It's usually embedded in black resin and mounted in a white plastic housing.
If the fuse has blown, it has no continuity. When this happens, your dryer either wont start.
Thank you !!

Posted on Jul 07, 2010

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This is likely the belt has broke. Here is a link that should help
http://appliancehelponline.com/dryerbeltvideo.html

Posted on Jul 07, 2010

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