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WHEN I PUSH THE START BUTTON I HEAR THE MOTOR RUN BUT THE DRUM WILL NOT TURN AND THE DRYER WILL NOT START.. IF I HOLD THE BUTTEN IN TOO LONG IT WILL EVENTUALLY QUIT AND START TO SMELL. DOES THIS MEAN THE BELT NEEDS TO BE CHANGED OR A ROLLER OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT OR IS IT MORE ELECTRICIAL?

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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...

Dryer Repair - The Dryer is not Turning

Dryer Repair - The dryer will not start


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