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Dryer power is on, cycle starts but dryer drum doesn't spin, we may have broke it by turning the drum by hand to retrieve a particular garment, heard a lot pop or snap sound.. now dryer doesn't spin.. any idea as to what we did or what the problem is..

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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 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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