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When I turn the "on" knob to start the dryer it just makes a noise and doesnt start. What do you think it is?

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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...

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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Wow, different person, different dryer, same problem, same day. I went and got a complete new motor assembly for $170. I hooked it up, and it is still doing the same thing. So obviously that is not the answer. What did you find?

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motor is no longer strong enough to turn drum,soory-mike

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the belt that spins the dryers drum around has a belt tensioner located at the botton base of the body. If the roller bearing goes bad the sound you hear is caused by that. Replace the belt as well when replacing the roller or the whole tensioner if needed

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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 goingbad...

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

Dryer Repair - The Dryer is not Turning

Dryer Repair - The dryer will not start


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