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The drum all of a sudden started making making grinding noises, took out several dollars of change and other stuff, now drum will will not turn, belt seems fine, heat fine

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Make sure with a manual movement of the hand that the drum is rotating and the motor is free.
now when the drum was struck did it cause any errrors in the motor orr the control board or a fuse tobeblown.
so checkthis out if the drumis free and the motor is not getting supply from the control board.
Check the safetydoor switch to latch for the unit to work, check if any wires were pulled off while you repaired the drain to cleanup.

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