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Whirlpool Electric Front Load Dryer

Dryer does not spin, although motor sounds like it is getting power.

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  • Jonathan45 May 07, 2008

    Thanks! I'll check it out.

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    Dryer not spinning but motor is running

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This can mean 2 or 3 things.
Fist of all your drivebelt can be worn or lose Pleasec check.
Your bearing can be gone or your motor is broken.
Chek if motor runs witout the belt.
Please check this LINK for drawings and parts
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