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Dryer heats up but won't turn

When I push the power button on my dryer it won't start. When I set the time the element starts to heat but it doesn't spin. I hear no sounds other than the normal sound of the timer turning. When I push the power button I get nothing.

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  • Anonymous Jun 03, 2008

    the dryer will cut on and heat up but doesn't turn

  • Anonymous Jun 07, 2008

    I Turn it to the setting I want and it makes a sound like it wants to run and it heats up, but nothing moves

  • hecrazo Jun 26, 2008

    dryer heats up but it wont turn at all.


  • thumpher0120 Jun 29, 2008

    Our drier is heating up but not turning. We are trying to find the belt to see if it's broken but don't want to take too much apart. Do you have a diagram of the motor? It's a Whirlpool - Special Edition 3 cycle md# lgr3624-JQI. Thank you very much. thumpher0120@sbcglobal.net

  • ashlynsmom10 Jul 15, 2008

    My dryer stopped with 20 minutes left and will not restart. The clothes in the dryer were still warm.

  • SONJASIG34 Oct 17, 2008

    WHEN i TURN THE DRYER ON IT I HEAR A HUM AND IT HEATS UP BUT DOES NOT TURN.

  • Anonymous Oct 23, 2008

    I have a GE dryer, it heats up but will not turn.

  • ddalpaz Apr 25, 2009

    I have a Kenmore 70 series, when i set the dryer it will instantly heat up (without even pressing the start botton) but the drum wont spin when I try to start it. Another wierd thing is that when I press the start botton while the timer is set to 'OFF' it doesnt make the annoying "buzz"sound that it usually makes. Hmmmm, what to do, What to do.

  • cody lister Dec 09, 2012

    my dryer will cut on but turn off after 15 to 20 minutes it heats up but quits after a while

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Perhaps you have a broken drum belt

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This issue sounds like a dryer belt. It's actually relatively easy to disassemble a dryer. I found a great site that explains this at 
http://repair2000.com/wpoolbelt.htm

If you have a Whirlpool Special Edition 3 cycle dryer, like I do,  here are a few additional dissassembly notes.
1)  Put a trashcan behind dryer to hold the top when you remove it. There's a wiring harness  that connects to the top control panel, and you don't want to damage it by letting the top hang by it. 
2) There are 2 sheet metal screws one on each side on the inside of the front panel, remove them.  Then lift up on the front panel to free the bottom.
3) Don't bother disconnecting the door switch, just swing the front panel over to the right side of the dryer. It's handy to keep this connected for testing anyway.
4) An old pair of tennis shoes is about the perfect height to support the drum.
Good luck

Posted on Nov 08, 2008

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I have a GE dryer, it heats up but will not turn. I have already checked the belt and it is fine. What other promlem could it be?

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  • tdf77 Oct 23, 2008

    I have a GE dryer, it heats up but will not turn. I have already checked the belt and it is fine. What other promlem could it be?

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SOURCE: Dryer doesnt work but i hear the timer working

Change your cycling thermostat. When your cycling thermostat fails, then the reponsibility of your heating element to shut down goes to the high-limit thermal shut off (closest to heat element) and the thermal fuse. Your cycling thermostat should shut down heat element when it detects about 140* air in the blower housing. Yours can't detect that anymore so it lets your dryer heat up and up till you blow the thermal. new cycling thermostat and thermal

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SOURCE: My Dryer Heats but won't tumble

do you hear a humming noise? and is air coming out the rear if so the belt has broke if not the motor has gone bad let me know what you find

Posted on Jan 08, 2008

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SOURCE: dryer heats up but won't turn

Depending on the make of dryer,there are several possibile reasons for this.
First and foremost, could be a faulty motor- faulty start capacitor, Faulty start relay.
Without more information I cannot be more specific.
Hope this helps.
Please leave feedback.
Thanks.

Posted on Nov 30, 2008

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SOURCE: Heating element heats up, but dryer will not spin.

Since you stated that the heating element is heating up I believe it rules out the thermal switches.
When you push the start button does it make the motor make any noise? Maybe hear the motor humming? Two things to check for are Broken Belt or Bad Motor:
This requires common sense and since you are going to be bypassing the safety features you need be CAREFUL.

First, with door open, manually press in door switch to by-pass door safety, then press "start", try to manually start the dryer by spinning the drum by hand, If you hear the motor humming but it does not start spinning on it's own; most likely it is a broken belt which can be changed without much difficulty for less than $15 bucks. NOW if it then continues to spin on it's own GET YOUR HAND OUT OF THERE and close the door; you have a bad motor and even though it started it needs to be replaced. A motor for that is available for just under $100 bucks and is not to bad to replace, I would recommend replacing the belt at the same time since you will be in there. Good Luck!

Posted on Apr 29, 2009

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SOURCE: tumbler spins, heat won't go on, timer won't work

It is your operating thermostat. It controls the heat and runs the timer down.

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