How many belts are on a roper dryer. onlythree years old motor comes on but it wont spin it has a belt in the middle but is thier suppose to be one on the back as well if not what do you think the problem might be
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The dryer only has the 1 belt that drives the drum. Shock Hazard Warning! Remove the dryer from its power source before accessing internal components.
Look for an obstruction in the blower which is attached to the front of the motor. Look for a foreign object stuck between the drum and bulkheads. Inspect for a broken belt. Inspect all drum rollers for free operation. Inspect idler pulley on rear of motor for free rotation with belt removed. Inspect drive pulley on rear of motor. All this can be done through the front of the dryer by removing the front panel enclosure.
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The problem is likelythe dryer belt . Here is a video Dryer belt replacement video . It may be a different model but the process will be the same. You can also enter in your model # for diagrams and illustrations. Not all models are available. All parts come with installation instructions.
- The most common reason for the dryer drum to stop spinning is if
your drum belt has snapped or has been worn down completely. This is an
easy fix and simply involves buying a replacement belt and feeding it
through the pulleys and on the roller and then back around the middle
of the drum. - The rollers could have worm out causing the drum
to spin in a bumpy and noisy manner , these are the little circle
shaped objects your dryer actually sites and can usually be replaced
depending on how old your dryer is. The pulleys could also be broken
causing problems. - The motor could have died after many
years of use if the drum is not moving at all and if it is moving the
motor bearing could be off causing to spin around very roughly and
sometimes scratch against the sides of the dryer compartment. -
Noises coming from the dryer when its plugged in and spinning could
also be due to a huge amount of dust built up around the dryer drum.
Sometimes cleaning out the inside of your dryer and returning the drum
to the correct position can fix this problem.
sounds like the belt or motor, need to take it apart, the belt should be in the middle of drum if it is then more the likely it is the motor, you can disconnect belt pug dryer in and see if the motor spins, there may be a reset on the motor, if so it is located where the wire come in. Here is a website that that will help with the cabinet removal and some other things that could cause the problem:
Aha Broken belt. You would need to get inside the machine to investigate the problema. If you were drying some big old tennis shoes that would knock the belt off. I have a pictorial on this with a manual and a nice video prepared by Repair Clinic HERE
Solution #1 makes no sense as a dryer does not have a water pump!
But the exact same problem happened to my same model dryer. Pull out from wall. Remove lint
filter. Take out two screws holding top to lint filter casing. Pry up
top at the front (pops out of two plastic retaining dowels and is
hinged on the back so you can tip the top up). Remove front panel by
taking out two screw-bolts at top of backside of front panel and lift
up -- careful to support drum as you do, as the front part of the drum
is supported by the flange built into the front panel. Check:
1) Is belt broken (the incredibly skinny belt that runs around the
middle of the drum, not the rubber track at the back of the drum). If
belt is broke, replace. New belt at internet parts stores is about $10
2) If belt is not broke, get down on belly with flashlight and find the
spring-loaded wheel that keeps the belt snug against the motor pulley
-- push on the spring-loaded wheel and slip the belt off.
Now try to spin the motor pulley by hand. If it turns freely in both
directions, it is probably good and the problem might be in the start
switch (don't know how to test that).
If the motor pulley does NOT turn -- or is very hard to turn and binds
-- the motor is dead. Probably the bearings burnt out (that's what
happened to mine after only 4 years of light use). You have to remove
the back panel to replace the motor, but it's a simple job if you know
what a screwdriver and socket ratchet are for. New motor at internet
parts stores is about $80 bucks.
is belt disconnected? Is belt broken? Will dryer rotate manually? if so ,
I suspect that the belt broke. order a new belt Home depot has a good parts service or try other local appliance places. You will have to disconnect power first, Remove front panel to access drum Dont forget to unplug door switch there should be a plug front top right, in the rear on the bottom there is a motor and an idler/tensioner. install the new belt and under tensioner Yes the path will seem awkward and re assemble. Also now is the time to vacuum lint out
Take the back off of the drier after unplugging and the beklt goes from the motor pully all the way around outside of the the drum.You can't miss it. Most of the Kenmore drier belts are the same. WE have apliance repair parts stores locally.If you also do , go to the store with the old belt and match it up.