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I have an older Clean Touch gas/electric dryer, and when I press start the motor seems to kick over as usual but the drum doesn't turn. Help!

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  • Angel DeRue Aug 22, 2010

    This is the wrong model for my question. I have the LGC8858EZO

  • Angel DeRue Aug 22, 2010

    that's the first thing I thought of but I'm not familiar with the layout of a dryer and removing the back panel didn't reveal a belt so I'm still kind of stuck. By the way, the correct model is LGC8858EZO.

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Hi,

There can be many reasons why your dryer will not start or turn...


The most common causes are the belt breaking or jumping off, or the motor going bad...this is what I think happened in your case...

Here are a couple of tips that I wrote will help you to figure out why your dryer will not run...

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Posted on Aug 23, 2010

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You have a belt that has come off or has broken. Need more help on this?

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