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MY FRONT LOAD DRYER IS EXPERIANCING DIFFICULTY IN TURNING THE DRUM WHEN STARTED. UNIT WILL TURN ON, HOWEVER THE DRUM MOVES VERY SLOWLY OR NOT AT ALL. PROGRESSIVELY GETTING WORSE!!! ANY IDEAS????

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Either bad motor or loose belt...
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...

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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